Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to heighten four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA-CGM), located in the port of Le Havre.
GMP Terminal de France is expanding its capabilities and capacity in order to be able to handle the new mega container vessels operated by CMA CGM.
The Finnish manufacturer will be responsible for the planning, engineering and execution of the entire project, which involves heightening the four STS cranes by nine m.
The cranes will be heightened by inserting leg extensions underneath the portal beams.
During the upgrade the cranes will be jacked up using Kalmar’s specialised jacking towers and hydraulic jacks.
The port of Le Havre, located on the north coast of France, is the country’s largest container port and one of the only deepwater ports in Northern Europe where the largest container ships can be handled without tidal restrictions.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 second quarter order intake, and the project is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2018.