St. Peter Port in Guernsey, U.K., has received delivery of a Terex Gottwald HMK 170 E mobile harbor crane from Terex Port Solutions.
The delivery is part of the first phase of a £13.75 million (about US$21.35 million) refurbishment of the harbor’s freight-handling facilities. Another HMK 170 E crane is scheduled for delivery in November 2013 during the second part of the project. The modernization includes the replacement of four existing cranes with the two Terex Gottwald cranes, which are expected to handle 50,000 metric tons of container freight per year.
The new crane was manufactured at Terex Port Solutions’ production facility in Düsseldorf, Germany, and transported to Antwerp, Belgium, for transfer by barge to St. Peter Port. The second crane will follow the same route.
“When fully operational, the two Terex Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes will be doing the work of the four former cranes, with obvious benefits in terms of the utilization of available space and operational efficiency,” said Peter Gill, St. Peter Port’s harbor master, in a written statement.