Liebherr Container Cranes, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ship to shore container cranes, said it has handed over a ship to shore (STS) container crane to Terminales Maritimas Del Sureste SA (TMS) in the Port of Alicante, Spain.
The crane has an outreach of 46.9 m, a span of 15.24 m, and a lift height of 36 m with a SWL of 50 tonnes under single lift spreader. The crane will form a key part of the port extension project operated by TMS under a concession provided by the Alicante Port Authority, said the statement from Liebherr.
The extension project will help to provide the port with the necessary infrastructure and modern equipment to meet the competitive challenges into the future, in line with transportation policies promoted by the European Union in response to increased maritime traffic in the Mediterranean.
Following the contract award in Q3 2019, the crane was designed and built in Ireland by Liebherr Container Cranes, the statement added.
The Liebherr STS crane design with high tensile steel and a lattice beam and boom results in an optimised weight distribution for the crane with a low centre of gravity.
The Liebherr crane design is perfectly suited to the reduced permissible wheel loading requirements of older quays. All terminal equipment at TMS is linked to the control center for quality assurance and to
guarantee performance in operations, it stated.
Likewise, the Liebherr crane features a remote crane management system allowing for remote assistance, service and diagnostics. For TMS safety is an important consideration at their facility.
The new Liebherr STS features a traffic light system for controlled traffic flow, laser and mechanical crane to crane anti-collision systems, ulatrasonic anti collision systems for gantry travel as well as laser boom to vessel anti collision and sill beam protection systems, it added.