EIMSKIP ORDERS NEW GOTTWALD HMK 300 E FOR REYKJAVIK
Replaces Gottwald HMK 260 E, which has worked there since 1996
This latest order, which was secured through Gottwald agent Port-Trade ApS, brings the total number of Gottwald HMK 300 E in Scandinavia to six. This means that no less than six out of seven cranes in this capacity class in Scandinavia carry the Gottwald logo.Iceland’s renowned shipping company Eimskip ehf., has ordered a new Gottwald HMK 300 E mobile harbour crane for their Sundahófn Terminal in Reykjavik.
The new crane will be operational before the end of September 2004 and succeeds the Gottwald HMK 260 E presently in operation there.
The new crane meets Eimskip’s need for higher lifting capacities and greater outreach.
The HMK 300 E lifts 110 tons net on the hook at 22 m radius. At max. radius 50 m, the crane still lifts 38 tons net on the hook.
With a single lift automatic spreader, the crane will lift containers weighing up to 41 tons at 38 m radius.
Contributing to the decision in favour of Gottwald, are the excellent experience of Eimskip with the 80 t capacity Gottwald HMK 260 E, which since 1996 has worked abt. 15,000 hours at Sundahófn. Further factors in favour of Gottwald are:
– Reliability and longevity of the electric crane drive concept
– Simple, compact and proven crane carrier design
– Low maintenance costs
– Low fuel / energy cost
– Possibility to efficiently connect to external power source
– Low noise level
– Generally high resale value of Gottwald cranes
All of the above factors amply compensate the slightly higher initial investment cost of Gottwald cranes.
The same Ro-Ro vessel, which delivers the new Gottwald HMK 300 E, will take back the
HMK 260 E.
More information on Eimskip can be found at www.eimskip.com.