New Liebherr crane at HES Gdynia
HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal (the former Maritime Bulk Terminal Gdynia, MTMG) has been enriched with a new Liebherr LHM550 crane, which will significantly strengthen its quay handling capabilities. The unit was transported by the Heavy Lift Vessel Aura last month.
The crane guarantees a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes and will soon be working at our quays together with two other HES Gdynia shore cranes with the same lifting capacity, HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal reports on social media.
The new crane has a boom length of 48m. This will allow free access to any part of the hold of cape-size and Panamax-type vessels. In addition, the unit complies with emission standards and can be fully powered by the electric grid.
It should be added that the vessel on which the new crane was transported had been ordered at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard. The newbuilding was then subcontracted to Remontowa Shipbuilding SA (then Northern Shipyard) which built the vessel and handed it over to the Finnish shipowner Meriaura Oy in January 2008. Its ceremonial christening and official commissioning took place on 23 January, already in the shipowner’s country, in Turku, at the Finnish shipyard of the Aker Yards group.
The ship’s design was developed at the Remontowa Group’s design offices and Finnish design and consulting companies in cooperation with Aker Yards and with the support of science and technology development funds from the TEKES Foundation (Finnish Technology and Innovation Funding Agency).
The former MTMG serves as a multipurpose terminal in the Port of Gdynia, providing 24-hour transhipment and warehousing services for dry bulk cargoes such as coal, coke, ore, cereals and feedstuffs, biomass, sugar, aggregate minerals, fertilisers, as well as transhipment of liquid bulk cargoes (including chemicals of IMDG code classes 3, 6, 8 and 9) and crude oil and petroleum products. HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal Sp. z o.o. is located at the main entrance to the Port of Gdynia and has excellent connections to both road and rail transport systems.