Gottwald Carries Out Crane Modernisation and Complete Crane Transport
It was definitely an event worth celebrating when the Port of Matarani in South Peru commissioned a completely modernised, Gottwald 100-tonne HMK 280 E used Mobile Harbour Crane in August 2004. This was the very first Mobile Harbour and Harbour Container Crane in Peru. The customer Ecuaestibas in Guayaquil, Ecuador, also opted for a used HMK 280 E, the second Gottwald used crane at this port.
Turnkey Solutions – Modernisation and Transport
The 12-year-old HMK 280 E for Peru had worked reliably in Salerno, Italy, for 26,000 hours over 11 years: in order to ensure that the crane continues to work reliably, the customer also opted for customised modernisation. A new diesel engine was fitted with all the respective components. Following state-of-the-art modernisation, the customer now has a crane that has longer service intervals, satisfies the new environmental requirements, and is fit for a longer service life overall. In addition, the availability of spare parts can be guaranteed. After 12,500 operating hours in Carrara, Italy, an HMK 280 E was partially modernised and sent to a company in Ecuador.
But how do the cranes get from Italy to Peru and Ecuador? For some terminal
operators, transport can represent a logistical challenge. But not for Gottwald, with its
comprehensive know-how and many years of experience in the area of crane transport. Our two
customers in South America were very happy to make the most of this know-how. Gottwald organised
the entire logistics for transporting the cranes, starting with professional disassembly and
shipping, right through to assembly and commissioning. Following intensive on-site training for the
local crane personnel carried out by Gottwald experts, the two modernised used cranes were able to
start their new work.
Projects of this type are by no means a one-off at Gottwald. These are two absolutely typical examples of Gottwald’s used crane business. Customers who want to start up in the cargo handling business and are looking for a good yet economical way of equipping their terminals with professional cranes. Two typical examples with a glance at service. Customised, turnkey solutions covering all aspects of used cranes from Gottwald – all from a single source.