A new mobile harbour crane has started operating with dual power at Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s TK Estonia’s terminal.
The crane is the first of its kind in Estonia, featuring both electric motors and a diesel engine.
As HHLA TK Estonia uses only certified renewable electricity, there are no greenhouse gas emissions when the crane is working in electric mode.
The Mantsinen Group from Finland delivered the “120 DER” crane, using innovative dual power technology.
It has a total handling capacity of 620 tonnes of bulk cargo in an hour. Beside bulk handling attachment, variety of lifting equipment can be added easily.
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“The equipment proved its high quality and operational reliability at the first use. Two ships were already serviced and loaded with 30,000 tonnes of Estonian grain and pellets each,” said Riia Sillave, CEO of HHLA TK Estonia.
“Our new crane serves our customers faster and with plugging it onto the shore power grid, it is the next step in our sustainability path.”
HHLA added this investment will increase the speed and efficiency of bulk handling.
Last month, the German government approved the acquisition of a minority stake of less than 25 per cent in HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort GmbH (CTT) by COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL).