Crane manufacturer Manitowoc has delivered its 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane built at its factory in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.
It was delivered to the shipbuilding division of Fincantieri Marine Group, based in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
The 2250 has a 300 US ton (272 tonne) capacity and a 121 metre reach when configured with a luffing jib attachment. Capacity can be increased to 500 tons (455 tonnes) when fitted with the Max-Er attachment and 1,433 tons (1,300 tonnes) when fitted with a Ringer attachment, the manufacturer said.
Matt Borchardt, Manitowoc regional business manager, said, “This is a very special milestone that reflects the long-term commitment and faith our customers have in Manitowoc Cranes. And it’s very fitting that the 400th Manitowoc 2250 is going to our former sister company, right in our own backyard.”
Thomas Martin, Bay Shipbuilding director of purchasing and facilities, said, “This is really exciting for us. It doesn’t matter if we’re taking delivery of the 40th or 400th Manitowoc 2250, we are extremely pleased to add a quality-built asset like this crane to our business. We are big fans of Manitowoc cranes and the service that backs them. Even better is that we’re purchasing the crane from our neighbors in Wisconsin.”
Fincantieri Marine Group’s new Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane will be used for ship repair, a spokesperson said.