Portek Systems and Equipment, the engineering arm of Portek International, has recently relocated two fully erected ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes and four rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Busan, Korea to Laem Chabang, Thailand. The entire project from design, site execution to commissioning took approximately 100 days.
In addition, together with its sister company PT Portek Indonesia, the company has also been awarded contracts by Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) for the recovery and repair of two quay cranes involved in an accident in February 2014. The projects are expected to be completed by the end of June this year.
PT Portek Indonesia has also secured a contract in Jakarta to design and modify 15 Mitsui RTGs from one-over-four to one-over-five high. This will be achieved by increasing the height of the four main legs by 2.9 m, raising the machines’ lifting height from 15.24 m to 18.14 m. The project will take place in Tanjung Priok and will be completed by the first quarter of 2015.
Tok Soon Chong, chief technical officer of Portek commented, “Over the past 26 years, Portek has mobilised more than 390 cranes by sea and modified more than 250 cranes in ports all over the world. We are delighted with the confidence shown in us by repeat orders from our customers”.