|Type||2000 Series / 18264 PD-E|
|Location||LeRoy, Alabama, USA|
|Application||Offloading coal and limestone from barges|
|Lift Capacity||30 UStons/ 27 Mtons|
|Reach||86.6 ft / 26,4 m|
|Attachment||25 yd³ / 19 m³ Clamshell Grab|
|Power Source||600-hp / 450 kW Electric Motor|
Description of the E-Crane
When PowerSouth Energy Cooperative upgraded its Lowman Power Plant on the Tombigbee River for flue gas desulfurization (FGD), E-Crane offered a turnkey solution to the increased material unloading and river level problems: an E-Crane floating terminal consisting of two barges (2000 Series E-Crane and conveyor back-up), a hopper, a barge-haul system, and a barge-breasting system.
E-Crane maintenance is simple, quick and easy. The E-Crane is much safer and more reliable than the old gantry rope crane. And the E-Crane system is easy to operate, so the fatigue factor is less. With the floating terminal, the barges are always at the same level as the E-Crane making it easy to bring them into position, unload them, and move them on.
The E-Crane system has cut our unloading time in half, cut our maintenance time dramatically, and just generally simplified our lives and reduced our costs substantially.