An E-Crane erection team consisting of Michael Hamerlinck, Paul Hebberecht and Sven De Schepper has completed the installation of two E-Crane models 26317 PD-E for Loreto Maritime, a subsidiary of CITIC Pacific
These two E-Cranes, the first of 2 sets, will be used on a 132 meter long self propelled transshipper to unload 16.000 DWT flatdeck barges with magnetite concentrate and iron ore pellets into dedicated hoppers. From the hopper the material will be transported by means of conveyor belt to a rotating boom loader designed to load the magnetite into Capesize vessels. Each crane has a design capacity of 2.500 TPH and the machines are designed and built to operate 24 hours a day seven days a week.
When installation of all other equipment is completed the transshipper will be transported to its ultimate destination: Cape Preston, 100 kilometers south west of Karratha in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Here the final tuning will have to take place after which the terminal can go into production later this year.