Remote-controlled STS cranes delivered to Hutchison Port Sohar
ZPMC’s heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 19 has delivered two remote-controlled quay cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Hutchison Port Sohar’s terminal in Oman.
Two more rubber-tyred gantry cranes will be delivered by the end of 2019, said Hutchison Port.
Oman-based Hutchison Ports Sohar signed a deal with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co (ZPMC) last year for the supply and installation of two new remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes at its Container Terminal C at Sohar Port.
Hutchison Ports Sohar (formerly known as OICT – Oman International Container Terminal) is a joint-venture between Hutchison Ports, the Government of Oman, Steinweg of the Netherlands and a number of Omani investors.
The new cranes have an outreach of 24 rows and are capable of handling the largest vessels currently in operation.
Following their delivery at the end of this year, Hutchison Ports Sohar will have a total of six remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes and seven manually operated cranes for a total of 13 ship-to-shore cranes.
As part of the same order, Hutchison Ports Sohar will acquire eight new automated rubber-tyred gantry cranes, which will be operated remotely from a centralised operations centre.
This will further enhance the safety and efficiency of operations. All cranes will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.