Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. recently delivered and commissioned two panamax STS cranes in Vladivostok and has taken orders for further STS cranes to be delivered to Novorossiysk and St. Petersburg.
The cranes delivered to the JSC Commercial port of Vladivostok have gone into operation at the port and join a pair of Liebherr RMG cranes in operation since 2011. The new cranes have an outreach of 38m, a back reach of 11m and have a span of 15.3m. The 60t twinlift cranes have a spreader height over rail of 28m and all drives are Liebherr A.C. Both cranes feature remote diagnostics which can be accessed from the port or from the Liebherr Container Cranes service department in Ireland.
Meanwhile Liebherr has taken an order to deliver a second Post Panamax crane to JSC Nutep in Novorossiysk. The crane, which is identical to a previous Liebherr STS crane commissioned in 2009, has an outreach of 46m, a backreach of 15m and a span of 15.24m. It has a S.W.L. of 50 tonnes under a single lift spreader. Remote diagnostics and crane to crane anti-collision systems will be supplied with the crane. The proprietary Liebherr crane management system, Visuscan will be localised with a Russian user interface as is standard on all Liebherr container cranes supplied to Russia.
In St. Petersburg, Liebherr has signed a major contract with OJSC Petrolesport for the supply of 3 Panamax Ship to Shore cranes. The cranes have an outreach of 38.5m, a backreach of 15m, a span of 22.5 m and a S.W.L. of 50t with a single lift telescopic spreader. The spreader has a lift height of 28m over rail and can hoist at speeds of 60m/min to 140m/min and is capable of trolley speeds of 180m/min. The drives on the cranes are Liebherr A.C. and the cranes can gantry at 45m/min. The new ship to shore cranes will join 10 Liebherr RTG’s (model RT 6/5/4/ws) already at the port and 5 further Liebherr RTG’s (model RT 7/5/4/ws) which are scheduled for delivery over the next few months.
Speaking about the recent activity, Liebherr product manager Paul Bolger commented:
“The last number of years has seen Liebherr Container Cranes gain significant market share in Russia. Indeed we have received numerous repeat orders for both our ship to shore and stacking cranes from east, west and southern Russia. This level of business is however, nothing new for Liebherr and is testament to the quality, availability, longevity and the low lifetime costs of our cranes.”
Dredging Today Staff, August 23, 2012; Image: setcorp