New Cranes for Port of Swansea
Supplied and installed by the country's largest independent provider of port equipment, Cooper Specialised Handling, the Mantsinen 120M crane is part of a £6million deal between the two companies.
A smaller version of the acclaimed equipment was recently installed at the port operator's facility in Teignmouth, Devon and it is now unloading 2,000T vessels two hours quicker, using less fuel, than the crane it replaced.
Tony Rooney, Managing Director at Cooper Specialized Handling, commented: "The Teignmouth crane is already proving its worth and the equipment that has now arrived in South Wales shares the same HybriLift energy storage and recovery system so we expect similar savings at the Port of Swansea.
"Members of ABP's operations team inspected the crane during its manufacture in Finland where it has been designed to meet both current needs and future demands as the port grows.
"Since then it has been transported by sea and road to its new home where it is now operated using a range of attachments to handle a wide range of cargo."
Covering an area of 521 acres, ABP's Port of Swansea annually handles over 500,000 tonnes of agribulks, coal, aggregates and project cargo. The port has the capacity to handle vessels of up to 30,000 dwt and the new equipment will be used to improve the efficiency of cargo handling.