UK: Port of Immingham receives world’s largest hydraulic crane

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The world’s largest hydraulic crane, the Mantsinen 300M Hybrilift model, arrives in Immingham Harbor.

The engines come straight from the Mantsinen factory in Finland after a £3m investment by Associated British Ports (ABP). It is supplied by Cooper Specialized Handling Ltd, the UK’s leading independent port equipment supplier.

Simon Bird, ABP Humber Regional Manager, He said that “the arrival of the Mantsinen crane marks another important milestone in ABP’s ongoing investment program to enhance and expand our offering. At Humber Ports, we invested approximately £32 million in cranes as part of a five-year program to ensure we offer the right equipment and infrastructure to support our customers and drive growth in the area.”

A team from Immingham Port of engineers and operations visited the Mantsinen plant in Finland last month to check on the progress of the construction. It also gives them the opportunity to try out the new crane simulator and see how it handles it. Port operators will now receive training on how to use the new model prior to launch.

Launched in 2018, this super-large machine now has the reach and capacity to service Panamax-sized vessels and can handle up to 1,500 tonnes per hour, much more than the equivalent wireline crane.

It also features sustainable technology in the Hybrilift energy storage and recovery system, which increases energy efficiency by up to 50%.

The machine weighs 365 tonnes (without attachments) and is diesel powered by the EU’s 16 liter Volvo Stage 5 engine, which offers high performance but low fuel consumption and durability. ABP has opted for an 18.5 meter curved boom and 14 meter stick, the machine features a six-axle undercarriage with four wheels per axle, providing greater mobility, especially on uneven terrain.

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £32 million in port equipment at Humber as part of a five-year strategy.

Roderick Gilbert

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