Cargill Schelde-Natie

Port of Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1000 Series E-Crane at Schelde-Natie, Antwerp, Belgium

Technical Specifications

Type 1000 Series / 7317 B GA-E
Location Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Application Offloading Coleseed into Bunker
Mount High Portal on Rail Lower
Lift Capacity 8 UStons / 7 Mtons
Reach 104 ft / 31,7m
Attachment 7.8 yd³ / 6m³ Clamshell Grab
13.1 yd³ / 10m³ Clamshell Grab
Power Source 250-hp / 200 kW Electric Motor

Description of the E-Crane

Schelde-Natie realized a new offloading project in the port of Antwerp in cooperation with Cargill. The goal is to discharge 575,000 tons of oilseeds per year.

In order to achieve this goal, Schelde-Natie replaced an existing grain elevator with an Equilibrium crane to offload vessels and a “bulk-flow system to discharge rail cars. After careful study of the options and excellent references for the E-Crane®, Schelde-Natie contacted E-Crane®. Another plus for E-Crane® is the fact that two E-Cranes are operating successfully since September 2000 at the Cargill Minnesota and Houston Plants.

Our main reason for implementing the E-Crane®, is the enourmous savings on energy and maintenance costs. Also the life span is a large plus in comparison with the competitors. Moreover the E-Crane® generates far less noise than the previous setup.

Mr. van RaemdonckManagerSchelde-Natie

“Pre-study, engineering and implementation succeeded each other seamlessly.” Mr. van Raemdonck concluded with the meaningful word: “Professional!”

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