Norway harbour orders Gottwald

02 December 2009

Gottwald G HMK 4406 mobile harbour crane in Brevik, Norway

Gottwald G HMK 4406 mobile harbour crane in Brevik, Norway

Grenland Havn in Norway has ordered a new mobile harbour crane from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG in Germany.

The G HMK 4406, a variant of Model 4, is the first of this type to be sold to Norway. It can be powered either by the on-board diesel generator or from the terminal's mains electricity. The latter option is often chosen in Norway.

The new crane will mainly be handling containers in the Port of Brevik on the south coast of Norway. It is the third Model 4 Gottwald mobile harbour crane ordered by Grenland Havn. In recent years the company has also put two HMK 260 Es into service.

The Model 4 mobile harbour cranes have lifting capacities up to 100 tonnes and a maximum radius of 46 m. This means the machine is ideal for the requirements of universal and special purpose terminals, as well as working alongside vessels up to Panamax class.

At the same time, Model 4 is aimed at terminals which, on account of their size and development potential, are already anticipating larger cargo-handling volumes and increasing annual operating hours for handling equipment, added Gottwald.

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