New Sennebogen for Braye Harbour
By Laura Hatton17 December 2013
Braye harbour in St Anne, Alderney, Channel Islands, UK, has added a new Sennebogen 680 mobile harbour crane to help with supplying goods to the island.
Machines, construction material, food and fuel and other goods enter the island via water freight, with 95 % of this cargo passing through Braye harbour.
The new crane has a reach of 26 metres and a wheeled mobile undercarriage with all-wheel drive. In addition, it has two 16 tonne winches, a monitoring system complete with three cameras and it can also be operated with a double-shell grab. The crane will also be used to lower smaller boats into the water, a spokesperson said.
Roy Burke, chief executive of the States of Alderney, said, "The new mobile harbour crane from Sennebogen is an important acquisition for all Alderney inhabitants. It guarantees the reliable supply of all goods from the mainland for the island inhabitants. With the 680 HMC we have found the perfect machine for all of our harbour requirements."
Phil Murray, operator at Braye Port, said, "With the Sennebogen 680 HMC we unload all goods that arrive via ship, from containers to bulk goods, to vehicles and machines. In this regard the elevating Maxcab offers optimal work safety and a good overview for the daily work."
The crane was delivered to the harbour during 2013 by UK and Ireland Sennebogen distributor E.H Hassell & Sons Ltd.