Gottwald harbour crane undergoes performance test

By Euan Youdale09 August 2010

G HMK 6407 B mobile harbour crane handling coal at the Port of Paradip, India during a performance t

G HMK 6407 B mobile harbour crane handling coal at the Port of Paradip, India during a performance trial alongside a Panamax vessel in April 2010

Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), India, has completed the performance trial of its new Gottwald G HMK 6407 B mobile harbour crane in continuous-duty coal handling.

With an average capacity of more than 1,000 tonnes per hour, the 4-rope grab crane unloaded a Panamax vessel, carrying 62,324 tonnes of coal, in 61 hours, 2 minutes. "We are very satisfied with the results achieved," said Amulya Kumar Das, JSPL manager ports. "We were particularly impressed by the peak rates, i.e. a peak capacity of 1,526 tonnes per hour and the maximum peak handling of 28,634 tonnes per 24 hour."

JJSPL already has one 4-rope grab Gottwald mobile harbour crane, delivered in 2009. The G HMK 6407 B, a Model 6 variant, with a lifting capacity of up to 100 tonnes and a 50 tonne grab curve, is capable of servicing bulk carriers up to Capesize.

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