Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, have recently secured an order from Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos in Paita, Peru for the delivery of 1 Super Post Panamax ship to shore crane and 2 rubber tyre gantry cranes. The STS and RTG cranes are due for delivery at the end of this year.
The ship to shore crane has a safe working load of 55 tonnes under a twin lift spreader, an outreach of 51 m, a back reach of 17 m and a span of 30.48 m. The lifting height above the rail is 36 m. The RTGs have four wheels per corner, are capable of stacking 1 over 5 high and span 7 containers and a truck lane.
The RTGs are supplied with many Liebherr features as standard to help deliver exceptional productivity levels. Like all Liebherr STS and RMG cranes, the RTG is designed to allow simultaneous motion of all drives and is capable of long travel “inching” thus eliminating the need for side shift on the spreader. Liebherr’s gantry align steering eliminates crabbing when travelling along the stack. The cranes also feature Liebherr’s unique 8 rope reeving system that eliminates sway in hoist, trolley, long travel and skew directions. The AC crane drives having been designed and developed by Liebherr are container crane specific, robust, extremely reliable and easy to service due to their modular construction. As a result of the above features, Liebherr RTGs are capable of delivering container handling rates of up to 40% greater than other models.
These cranes are the first Liebherr STS and RTG cranes to be delivered to Peru and will join a pair of Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes (LHM 550) that have recently been delivered to the port. The addition of the STS and RTG cranes and indeed the LHM 550 cranes will allow the port to offer its clients substantially improved services for both container and bulk handling.