Kalmar relocates 850-tonne STS crane in Helsingborg

  • STS crane moved by barge to new quay in Swedish port

Kalmar has successfully relocated an 850-tonne ship-to-shore (STS) on behalf of the Swedish Port of Helsingborg.

The complex project, completed within a two-week timeframe, was executed by Kalmar’s specialist Crane Services Competence Centre for North Europe in Rotterdam. The Kalmar team moved the STS crane by barge from the Scania Terminal Quay 705 to the West Harbour, Helsingborg Quay 906.

“Moving an STS crane is not an everyday occurrence and requires a highly specialist solution,” said Bengt Niklasson, Port of Helsingborg’s manager of port infrastructure.

“It called for detailed crane stability calculations, structural stiffening of the main frame, ballast engineering and preparation of the barge to handle the 850 tonne structure.”

“The crane also required structural modifications to eliminate a 400mm difference in height between the crane rails at the new location. Additionally, we needed to lower the checkers cabin to provide optimum access and the high voltage cable reel and support were also repositioned on the structure.”

In a statement, Kalmar, part of the Cargotec Group, said that going forward it intends to become a major global crane refurbishment and services provider.

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