Kalmar to refurbish STS crane for BICT


Cargotec has announced that subsidiary company Kalmar has secured a deal to refurbish a ship-to-shore (STS) crane at the Belawan International Container Terminal (BICT), Medan, Indonesia.

Kalmar secured the project late in December of last year, and the project is expected to be completed in August 2014.

The project will involve a series of refurbishment works to be carried out on the Nelcon STS crane. This includes replacing the electrical control system (PLC and DC drives); main dynamic brakes, wire ropes, spreader pulley sheaves and headblock.

The contract also includes repair works to be done on the DC motors and festoon system.

Collin Swee, Director, Kalmar Crane Upgrades Business Centre in APAC said: “We are very excited to work with BICT on this project which will help them leverage their assets and keep downtime at the minimum.”

“STS Crane refurbishment is a very attractive choice when seeking improved crane performance and capacity, at minimum cost,” he continues.

“Kalmar currently has six teams undertaking crane upgrade projects in the APAC region in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. Each project team is led by an experienced project manager, and consists of multi-discipline technical specialists in the fields of structural and mechanical design and automation systems.”

Akhmad Hidayah Alcaff, General Manager, BICT commented: “BICT being one of the busiest container terminals in the region, we need to make sure that our performance remains high in all situations.

“The refurbishment works will improve the overall reliability and performance of the crane for the foreseeable future. Kalmar with their local dealer, PT Indotruck Utama were evaluated and awarded the project because of their proven track record and strong local presence.”

BICT is managed by the state owned operator Pelindo I. Located on the Island of Java, the terminal operates in the straits of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

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