New mobile harbour cranes for ASCO

By Laura Hatton16 December 2013

The two new Sennebogen 6130 mobile harbour cranes were placed in service at ASCO at Peterhead Scotla

The two new Sennebogen 6130 mobile harbour cranes were placed in service at ASCO at Peterhead Scotland. They ensure reliable loading and unloading of the offshore supply ships with goods weighing up t

Oil support service provider ASCO, based in Peterhead, Scotland, has taken delivery of two new Sennebogen 6130 mobile harbour cranes.

The cranes were delivered by distributor E H Hassell & Sons to help with the increasing demands for vessel unloading at ASCO’s Peterhead Supply Base.

The Sennebogen 6130 mobile harbour crane has a fast set up time and a 4-axle mobile undercarriage with all-wheel drive. The crane is fitted with a pendulum suspension articulated jib system and two 20 tonne winches. It also has an elevating cab, which allows a viewing height of up to 11 metres. Power comes from a 354 kW diesel engine.

Approximately 47 to 55 offshore vessels enter the Peterhead Supply Base in Scotland per week for loading and unloading, a company spokesperson said. Cargo ranges from food products to drilling and construction material for oil and gas extraction platforms.

Duncan Bell, 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.”

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