Wolffkran and Mikkelsen team up for Norwegian joint venture



Wolffkran Holding AG and Norwegian Mikkelsen AS have established the joint venture Wolffkran Norge AS.

The two partners will be offering sales and rental of Wolff tower cranes in the Norwegian market. The new tower crane company has secured its first order to deliver three Wolff 8033 Cross cranes to Hent AS for a new hospital in Molde

The large-scale construction project will mainly be built using prefabricated parts weighing up to seven tonnes. Espen Hanssen, managing director of Mikkelsen Kran AS said: "It’s an ideal job for the WOLFF 8033 cranes with tip load capacities of 8.1 and 7.8 tonnes at 55 meters. We only needed three cranes to cover the entire 54,000 sqm site." All three cranes have been erected and will remain on site until mid-2023.

Espen Hanssen, managing director of Mikkelsen Kran AS, will run the day-to-day business of Wolffkran Norge AS, headquartered in Drammen, located 40 kilometers southwest of Oslo. "The concentration of our combined efforts as Wolffkran Norge AS makes us more competitive and helps us increase market share across the country," said Hanssen.

Bent Mikkelsen, founder and owner of Mikkelsen AS, has been in the Norwegian crane and transportation business for more than 50 years. The joint venture sees Mikkelsen returning to the tower crane business, positioning itself as a one-stop service provider for lifting and transportation services. "We are very proud of collaborating with a technological leader like Wolffkran. We know each other well and look forward to building a state-of-the-art tower crane business in Norway together," said Mikkelsen.

Duncan Salt, CEO of Wolffkran Holding AG added: "The joint venture brings together two leading companies, each with their respective strengths. Together we can provide excellent tower crane solutions with all associated services to customers. We are very much looking forward to working with Mikkelsen and bringing new momentum to the Norwegian market.”