New mobile harbour crane in Peterhead
By Laura Hatton21 January 2014
Asco, a supply logistics company for the oil and gas sector, has added two new Sennebogen 6130 mobile harbour cranes to a supply base in Peterhead, Scotland, UK.
The cranes were delivered by sales and service partner E H Hassells and Sons. Around 55 vessels a week are loaded and unloaded at the Peterhead supply base. Materials range from food supplies to drilling and construction equipment.
To help load and unload the vessels, the two new cranes are designed to have fast set up times and to be manoeuvrable. Power comes from a 354 kW diesel engine. The cranes have two 20 tonne winches and a viewing height of up to 11 metres.
Duncan Bell, Peterhead Supply Base operations manager, said, "Previously the ships had to dock at specific berths depending on the material loaded, and it was not a rare situation that the ship was also transferred several times; today we move from one quay to the other within a few minutes. This is an immense saving in time and energy.
"With the two Sennebogen 6130 HMCs we have found the perfect machine for loading our offshore supply ships. The performance of the cranes convinced us immediately. We work faster, more efficiently, and more safely."