These recent orders include two cranes for handling coal, scrap and various bulk products at CBM Ghent (Compagnie Belge de Manutention), two for minerals handling at ABT Antwerp (Antwerp Bulk Terminal), and one each for various bulk-handling applications at the Sogema Rouen and Carfos Marseille Caronte terminals. The cranes, which have recently entered commercial operation or are in various stages of assembly, are the first Generation 5 cranes that Sea-invest has ordered from Gottwald.
“When choosing new equipment to modernise our cargo handling fleet, the long mutual relationship with Gottwald was important. We trust that Gottwald’s new Generation 5, combining the proven features of the previous generations with innovation and increased performance, will help our terminals to handle even greater volumes of cargo, lower costs and deliver the best possible service to our customers,” said Eddy Haerens, chief engineer of Sea-invest.
The G HMK 6407 B four-rope grab MHC is one of the numerous variants of Gottwald’s new Generation 5 model, launched in spring 2006. With a 35-tonne grab curve, a maximum outreach of 48 m and a maximum hoisting speed of 110 m/min, the unit achieves average handling rates of up to 1,000 tonnes per hour, depending on site conditions.