Cargill Schelde-Natie

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.

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

Our Customers Say

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 Raemdonck


Offloading Coleseed into Bunker


7.8 yd³ / 6m³ Clamshell Grab
13.1 yd³ / 10m³ Clamshell Grab

Duty cycle capacity

Lift capacity

8 UStons / 7 Mtons


Port of Antwerp, Belgium


High Portal on Rail Lower

Power source

250-hp / 200 kW Electric Motor


104 ft / 31,7m


1000 Series / 7317 B GA-E

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