Largest Terex mobile harbour crane to Mexico
By Laura Hatton23 April 2013
Mexican terminal operator Operadora de la Cuenca del Pacifico (OCUPA) has ordered a Terex Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane.
The Terex Gottwald Model 8 is the largest of its kind and can load and unload vessels with a capacity of up to 8,800 TEUs (tonne equivalent units) and nine-high container stacks on deck. This mobile harbour crane has a boom pivot point at a height of more than 34 metres and a viewing height of almost 38 metres. The crane has a 100 tonne hoist and a ten-axle chassis.
Carlos Olivar Perez, director at OCUPA, said, “After having very successfully operated three Terex Gottwald cranes, we are shortly expecting delivery of a new mobile harbour crane to our terminal. We were also impressed by the design of the G HMK 8410 that we have now ordered from Terex Port Solutions. With the acquisition of the largest mobile harbour crane in the world we are staying abreast of changing handling requirements arising because our customers are sending ever larger container vessels into our terminal. We are delighted that, in Terex Port Solutions, we have found a provider of port services who addresses the special challenges facing a container handling crane for vessels with 19 container rows and provides ideal technical solutions, also with respect to delivery times.”
This G HMK 8410 variant was ordered from Terex Port Solutions. Andreas Moeller, sales director in Düsseldorf, said, “The Terex Gottwald G HMK 8410 for OCUPA is a special variant of our largest crane model and was designed with a special geometry required for handling containers on such large vessels, taking into consideration boom length, boom pivot point and viewing height for the crane operator.”
The operating site of the crane will be the Port of Manzanillo on the Pacific coast of Mexico.