Case Studies

  • Georgia Pacific

    Description of the E-Crane In 2019, Georgia Pacific installed and commissioned a new 1000C Series / Model EH7317 E-Crane at their Wauna paper mill in Clatskanie, Oregon. Georgia Pacific is a world leader in the production of tissue, pulp, packaging and building products. The new E-Crane is used for unloading jumbo barges of wood chips into a hopper on the pier. The E-Crane is stationary on the dock, but its long outreach allows it to reach across the entire 78’ width of the woodchip barges at both high and low water elevations. The E-Crane replaced an old-style ship unloading crane, […]

  • Metal X

    Description of the E-Crane 1000C Series equilibrium crane central to MetalX’ new mega-shredder operation, to move more than 500,000 tons of materials yearly MetalX, headquartered in Waterloo, Indiana, has begun operation of a new 5,000-hp mega-shredder at the company’s recently established greenfield site in Delta, Ohio. In December, 2018, MetalX also installed a new E-Crane® 1000C Series Model EC7317 PD-E stationary equilibrium crane, equipped with a 3.5 cubic meter scrap grapple. Since installation, the E-Crane® has been used to move and stockpile material in preparation for the shredder startup. Now that the shredder is operational, the E-Crane® will be used […]

  • Kinder Morgan Port Sutton

    Description of the E-Crane Kinder Morgan installed a 1500 Series E-Crane® to replace an old, diesel powered cable crane at their Port Sutton dry bulk fertilizer terminal in Tampa, Florida.  The E-Crane® increased ship unloading capacity and decreased down time and maintenance costs dramatically. According to project manager, Robert Desselles, “Our old cable crane presented various operational and maintenance issues.  For one thing, we used an extensive amount of diesel fuel.  The E-Crane® uses electric power, so we’ve gained a major cost savings there. Also, the maintenance of the old crane was beginning to interfere with our production, and the […]

  • American Shredder

    Description of the E-Crane American Shredder installed a 700 Series Model EC4290 E-Crane at their facility in Fort Worth, Texas to feed their 3000 hp shredder from a stationary position. The E-Crane was installed successfully and was up and running in less than two weeks. The scrap yard has a limited amount of real estate with only less than two acres of land. With the E-Crane’s ability to stockpile scrap much higher than conventional material handles, less land is required for scrap storage. American Shredder also utilizes a “high infeed” shredder with a scrap chute, as opposed to a low […]

  • Murray Energy

    Description of the E-Crane Murray Energy, the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, has recently installed a new E-Crane for  handling fly ash at their facility near Moundsville, WV. Murray Energy produces about 65 million tons of coal annually,  providing reliable electric power to many customers. The new E-Crane is barge mounted, and unloads barges of fly ash, a coal  combustion byproduct. The fly ash is loaded into a specialized hopper, also mounted on the barge alongside the E-Crane. The  material is then conveyed to a truck loading station. Murray Energy chose the E-Crane solution for its […]

  • Global Materials Services

    Description of the E-Crane In 2002 and 2003, two E-Cranes were installed at Global Materials Services in Venezuela. Both material handling E-Cranes are installed on a floating platform on mile 182 of the Orinoco River in Puerto Ordaz. The E-Cranes unload barges of bauxite into two hoppers also mounted on the floating platform. Global Materials Services is contracted by the bauxilum company, which mines bauxite in central Venezuela. The bauxite is loaded into barges and shipped 350 miles downstream to Puerto Ordaz where the E-Cranes offload the material. This raw material is processed into alumina, the first step in the […]

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone

    Description of the E-Crane After three years of successful operation of their 1500 Series barge mounted E-Crane®, Mulzer Crushed Stone ordered their second barge mounted E-Crane® in 2014 for their Shamblin Stone operation in Dunbar, WV. This machine is used for unloading barges of aggregate. The E-Crane® unloads the material directly into a hopper, located on an adjacent barge to the E-Crane® barge. Because the E-Crane® is barge mounted, Mulzer has the flexibility to transport the entire barge unloading system to wherever they need to perform barge unloading operations. The machine has been performing well since installation in 2015, and […]

  • Amaggi

    Description of the E-Crane Amaggi, a leading company in the Brazilian agricultural industry, installed a 3000 Series E-Crane®  to perform midstream transfer operations on the Amazon River in Brazil.  The E-Crane®  is mounted on a barge (61m x 22m x 4m) and transfers material directly from barges into Panamax sized ships. This is the largest river midstream transfer operation currently performed by an E-Crane®.  Equipped with a 30 cubic meter hydraulic clamshell grab, the E-Crane®  can transfer up to 22.5 metric tons of soybean in a single cycle.  With this machine, peak unloading rates reach 1400 metric tons of soybean […]

  • CalPortland

    The tunneling machine is the world’s largest ever built and was supplied by a Japanese firm, Hitachi Zosen Corp.

  • IÇDAŞ 3

    This impressive 3000 Series E-Crane® has changed the skyline of the steel mill and is now the heart of the scraplogistics between the port and the steel mill.

  • Port of Kokkola

    The main reason for choosing this type of crane is the fact that this hydraulic balanced crane can operate with utmost precision plus the high transloading capacity.

  • Peavey Products

    ConAgra Foods, dba The Peavey Company in St. Paul Minnesota has purchased a 1000 Series, Model 7264 E-Crane® for use at the at Red Rock Terminal

  • B&N Coal

    When new emission laws mandated B&N Coal to blend low-sulfur coal at this plant, they explored several options on how to most efficiently meet that requirement.

  • CCB

    The E-Crane not only offloads barges and feeds several hoppers, but the increased reach and stock-out capacity eliminates the need for additional hoppers and conveyor belts.