VIDEO: How you deliver a 34m crane - Immingham's new arrival in £10m investment
DELIVERY: The 134-metre Amoenitas delivers one of the new Gottwald 820 cranes. Picture and time lapse video: ABP / David Lee Photography Ltd.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 30 Jun 2017
ASSOCIATED British Ports has welcomed the first of two huge new cranes to Immingham’s Humber International Terminal.
At 34 metres high, the first installment of a £10 million addition now towers over the terminal, and is capable of lifting 100 tonnes.
The Gottwald 820 was delivered by vessel and discharged fully-assembled in what was described by the port operator as “an impressive demonstration of safe and aligned operations”.
The cranes have been bought as part of an assets replacement scheme which had been set up by ABP to ensure the company continues to provide high and efficient productivity rates to customers.
A spokesperson said: “An additional grab capacity of 50 cubic metres means that the terminal now benefits from a higher discharge rate, meaning that more cargo can pass over the quay in less time.
“The new technology installed within the cranes also means that a variety of products can be handled safely and efficiently.”
The state-of-the-art Humber International Terminal, which sits outside the port within the river, handles solid fuel destined for power generators and is able to accommodate vessels carrying cargoes up to 130,000 tonnes.
With an ability to handle lightened Capesize vessels, HIT also handles large volumes of biomass, animal feed, road salt and grain.
The terminal recently celebrated the milestone of handling 150 million tonnes of cargo since opening in 2006.