Sherwin Alumina

Gregory Texas, USA

  • Sherwin Alumina

Technical Specifications

Type 2x 18450 GA-E
Location Gregory Texas, USA
Application Offloading Bauxite from Handymax and Panamax Ships
Mount High Gantry on Rail
Lift Capacity 32 UStons/ 29 Mtons each
Reach 147.5 ft / 45 m
Attachment 17 yd³ / 13 m³ Clamshell Grab
Power Source 800-hp/600 kW Electric Motor

Description of the E-Cranes

When Sherwin Alumina needed to find a replacement for their old Continous Ship Unloaders, research showed E-Crane to be the perfect and reliable solution for their bauxite ship unloading needs. While the CSU’s are impressive mechanical designs, the reality of constant and high cost of maintenance along with poor reliability has caused major unloading delays and brought about huge demurrage costs.

The two E-Cranes were purchased fully assembled ready for pick-up at an offsite location for less than half of the cost of one of the old CSU’s new in the 1980’s. The average cycle time of the E-cranes is 60 seconds, and peaks of over 1000 wet metric tons per hour are reached. The fully customized E-Cranes were delivered to the customer’s dock exactly one year after the initial down payment. A special heavy lift shipping method was utilized to minimize downtime at the customer’s dock.

Immediately, the E-Cranes proved to be reliable and cost effective ship unloaders. No more demurrage costs, low maintenance costs, minimum downtime.

I wish all our equipment was working like the E-Cranes!

Bally KissoonProject ManagerSherwin Alumina

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