KalmarÂ 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 byÂ Kalmarâ€™s specialist Crane Services Competence Centre for North Europe inÂ Rotterdam. TheÂ KalmarÂ team moved theÂ STSÂ crane by barge from theÂ ScaniaÂ Terminal Quay 705 to the West Harbour, Helsingborg Quay 906.
â€œMoving anÂ STSÂ crane is not an everyday occurrence and requires a highly specialist solution,â€ said Bengt Niklasson, Port of Helsingborgâ€™s manager of port infrastructure.
â€œIt 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.â€
â€œThe 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.â€
In a statement,Â Kalmar, part of theÂ CargotecÂ Group, said that going forward it intends to become a major global crane refurbishment and services provider.