CTE has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2018.

The company has developed what Swedish steelmaker SSAB is calling 'a highly innovative truck-mounted sky-lift that gives access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail'.

CTE's MP 32.19 truck mounted skylift has a maximum height of 32 metres and a 19-metre outreach. It is mounted on a small, 7-ton truck and also features a 180-degree rotational boom that reaches hard-to-access working points.

Roberto Fenner, director of technoloogy at CTE said that efficiency and versatility were the chief objectives surrounding the development of the sky-lift. "We also wanted to deliver more structural stiffness to improve work safety conditions, while reducing the overall weight,” he explained.

The Swedish Steel Prize jury’s selected CTE as a finalist because the company had developed 'a small truck-mounted sky-lift of extraordinary versatility, height and reach. The compact boom system has a unique, elevated slewing mechanism that provides the added capability of manoeuvering around corners, giving access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail. A carefully considered design as well as the optimisation of all boom cross-sections and use of high-strength steel made this possible.'

The Swedish Steel Prize is awarded annually to recognise the most innovative design utilising high-performance steel. CTE SpA, from Italy, is one of four finalists for this year’s prize, which will be awarded during a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May. The award ceremony is part of a three-day event where hundreds of international participants will participate in seminars and site visits at SSAB.