Demag Cranes receives order for Mobile Harbour Crane from Chile
Düsseldorf, 26. January 2011
- Largest Mobile Harbour Crane for container handling in the Americas
- Disproportionate growth emphasises great strategic importance of Middle and South America region
Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been awarded a contract to supply a G HMK 8410 Mobile Harbour Crane to Puerto Angamos, Mejillones, Chile. The Generation 5 (Model 8) crane will be the largest Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane for container handling in the Americas. The G HMK 8410 will also allow the operator to service super post-Panamax vessels in future. Commercial operation is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2011.
“The new crane is an integral part of our ambitious expansion plans and will no doubt contribute to increasing our efficiency and competitiveness and thus add to the attractiveness of our port,” enthused Emilio Bouchon, General Manager Puerto Angamos, Mejillones. Thomas H. Hagen, Member of the Management Board of Demag Cranes AG and COO, emphasised, “There is no doubt that Central and South America have developed into one of our high-focus markets. Disproportionate growth in the region underlines its strategic importance for the Demag Cranes Group. We will continue to expand our local business activities accordingly.”
Significant upgrade in container handling capabilities
With the new crane, Puerto Angamos intends to significantly upgrade its container handling capabilities in view of the anticipated increases in vessel size at the port. The G HMK 8410 will be the second Gottwald machine at Puerto Angamos, where a Gottwald HMK 280 E crane has been in operation since 2002.
Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane
Model 8 Harbour Cranes are universally applicable machines intended for high-performance applications in multipurpose and specialised terminals at peak handling rates. Depending on the variant, they can have lifting capacities of up to 200 t, working radii of up to 56 m and hoisting speeds of up to 140 m/min. The G HMK 8410 that will soon be at work in the Port of Angamos has a working radius of up to 56 m and a lifting capacity of up to 100 t. As part of Gottwald's larger Generation 5 crane family, which is tailored to meet the needs of terminal operators in Central and South America, Model 8 cranes are ideally suited to intensive, fast container handling alongside vessels with up to 19 container rows.
Sales and service representation in Chile expands
Comercial Fesanco S.A., with headquarters in Valparaiso, has been Gottwald’s representative since its founding in 1998. Fesanco is owned by Miguel Fernandez Young. In the course of the years, Fesanco has expanded its services and geographic scope with offices and service support stations in Chile, Ecuador and Peru. For the new Model 8 crane at Puerto Angamos, only 60 km north of the Antofagasta service station, this means fast and reliable after sales service. In line with the integration process within the Demag Cranes Group, Fesanco has recently also become the representative for the Demag brand products of Gottwald’s sister company, Demag Cranes & Components. As part of its expansion process and to provide even better service to its growing list of clients, Fesanco has recently moved to new, larger premises and workshop facilities in Curauma, Valparaiso.
About Demag Cranes AG
The Demag Cranes Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial cranes and crane components, harbour cranes and terminal automation technology. Services, in particular maintenance and refurbishment, are another key element of the Group’s business activities. The Group is divided into the business segments Industrial Cranes, Port Technology and Services and has strong and well-established Demag and Gottwald brands. Demag Cranes sees its core competence in the development and construction of technically sophisticated cranes and hoists as well as automated transport and logistics systems in ports and terminals, the provision of services for these products and the manufacture of high-quality components.
As a global supplier, Demag Cranes manufactures in 16 countries on five continents and operates a worldwide sales and service network that is present in over 60 countries through its subsidiaries such as Demag Cranes & Components GmbH and Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, agencies and a joint venture. In financial year 2009/2010, the Group, with its 5,711 employees, generated revenue of EUR 931.3 million. Since the end of June 2006, the Demag Cranes share (WKN: DCAG01) has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is traded on various indices including the MDAX®.
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