First Order in the Baltics
Recently, E-Crane‘s first unit in the Baltics was handed over to our client, KS Terminal in Riga, at the end of a six (6) week period in which the turn-key erection, commissioning and training processes were completed by our team consisting of Luc, Peter & Giel. After being assigned with a work area for the erection of the crane, the assembly process was carried out with next to no impact to KST‘s day-to-day operation.
After the official handover, the crane was immediately set to work loading a large ocean going vessel with grain (the 35.000 DWT MV Arklow Spirit destined for Oran, Algeria). E-Crane personnel were present during the loading process and noticed that the crane operators got used to working with the E-Crane in no time! This will even further improve as they spend more time driving the crane.
The addition of this new E-Crane means that terminal capacity has been increased tremendously and trucks are having a very hard time keeping up with the E-Crane during the loading process. Vessel turnaround time will be significantly reduced making the terminal a more cost effective solution for cargo owners.
The E-Crane is helping KST to become a more productive and efficient bulk terminal, while not increasing the carbon footprint as a result of the fully electro-hydraulic drive (like all E-Cranes). At this multi-purpose terminal, the E-Crane will be used to handle a number of different bulk materials. Amongst them: round wood, wood packages, grain, HBI, iron ores, etc… To facilitate this, a total of four grabs were supplied together with the E-Crane + quick change for fast switching.
Check out the video – KST is loading it’s first grain vessel using the E-Crane