Terex Port Solutions (TPS), a part of the material handling and port solutions business segment of Terex, has secured an order from the UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) for two electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 portal harbour cranes in the G HSK 8424 B four-rope grab variant.
ABP has ordered the two machines for its terminal in Immingham, located on the North Sea estuary of the Humber, northern England, UK.
Scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year, the cranes have been adapted to the individual conditions of the terminal, and are driven with power from the terminal’s own electricity supply.
From the middle of next year, the machines will help increase handling capacities for professional loading and unloading of bulk products.
Terex Port Solutions UK and Ireland sales and service director Neil Griffiths said: "The terminal in Immingham shows how customers can continuously expand their business with our technology.
"ABP has opted for Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology for 14 years. The cranes now ordered again stand for another visible leap in growth and performance.
"The two G HSK 8424 B machines will be the largest cranes based on mobile harbour crane technology in the whole of Great Britain."
TPS noted that the newly ordered machines based on Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology will be part of a terminal, where various Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes and portal harbour cranes have been operated since 2002.
Once delivered, the new cranes will replace two older Terex Gottwald HSK 360 EG portal harbour cranes from generation 4 of TPS.
The new machines, which have a 50t grab curve and a maximum lifting capacity of 100t, provide an outreach of up to 50m and maximum lifting speeds of 140m per minute.
TPS has also adapted the crane portal to the current infrastructure of the Immingham terminal by providing a 14m track gauge and 6m of headroom.
Recently, IRC Natural Resources placed an order for two Model 4 mobile harbour cranes in the G HMK 4406 B 4-rope grab variant for its contract at Haldia Dock Complex, located to the south of Kolkata on the Ganges estuary, India to TPS.
Image: By the end of this year, Terex Port Solutions will supply two portal harbour to Associated British Ports. Photo: courtesy of Terex Corporation.