Terex Port Solutions strengthens its position in Indonesia with three floating cranes
Winning International Group orders Model 8 cranes for bauxite handling off the coast of Kalimantan
Düsseldorf, Germany, 6 May 2014 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) strengthens its presence in Indonesia with three further Terex® Gottwald floating cranes. Winning Logistics Investments Pte Ltd (Winning), the logistics division of the Winning International Group based in Singapore, ordered the Terex® Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes in the G HPK 8200 B four-rope-grab variant for use off the coast of Kalimantan. The cranes will gradually start working there as of fall 2014. Starting in June 2014, the cranes will first be delivered to China where the barges are built. There, the cranes will be connected to barges via their roller bearing slew ring at the shipyard. The floating cranes will then be towed to Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, to help Winning handle bauxite on the open sea. With the commissioning of the three cranes, a total of eight floating cranes from Terex Port Solutions will be in operation off the coast of Kalimantan. Winning will be the fifth terminal operator on the open sea in the area.
Loading from river barges to sea-going vessels
Bauxite, from which aluminum is extracted, occurs in abundance inside Kalimantan. On its way to the smelting works, including one operated by the Winning International Group in the West-Kalimantan province, the bauxite is first transported from the mining regions to the open sea on river barges. Here it is loaded onto sea-going vessels. To make future handling off the coast of the island more efficient, Winning is relying on floating cranes. The cranes are based on proven Terex Gottwald mobile harbour technology with similar features and capabilities. The G HPK 8200 B cranes provide a 63-t grab curve and a maximum hoisting speed of 140 m/min. They are powered by diesel generators installed on board the floating crane barges. Each barge also provides accommodations for 30 crew members, which includes dining and recreation rooms in addition to an operations center and a workshop.
Productivity even under tough conditions
Built for use on the open sea, the three cranes for Winning are designed in accordance with Lloyd’s Register Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment which allow the cranes to operate at wind speeds up to 24 m/s and maximum wave heights of 2.5 m. Winning opted for cargo handling cranes that combine high productivity with flexibility, as Sun Xiushun, president of the Winning International Group, underlines: “With floating cranes from Terex Port Solutions, we have decided on a top-level technological solution. These cranes can also be used reliably under tough conditions and therefore help to significantly increase the total handling volume of our fleet.” He explains that after other solutions proved unsuitable, Winning has consciously opted for TPS in order to achieve its growth objectives. In regards to the barges, Winning also involved a third-party supplier to equip them with an advanced anti-rolling system to improve operational performance. This is the first time Winning used this system. The system is designed to allow the floating cranes to operate at maximum working speeds and help each crane to handle more than 25,000 t of bauxite daily in the harsh, open-sea conditions.
Eight cranes in eight years for Indonesia
For Klaus Roehrig, Regional Director at TPS, the order from Winning is another important chapter in the success story of Terex Gottwald floating cranes in Indonesia: “The fact that we have sold eight cranes here since 2006 speaks volumes for the ability of TPS to offer high-performance solutions tailored to specific customer requirements and environmental conditions.” Roehrig is pleased to gain a new customer and that Winning has seen rapid development over its twelve years of existence, and is still clearly on a growth course: “Winning has become firmly established in South Asia, particularly in the transport and handling of bulk material. We are delighted that such a dynamic group is counting on three Terex Gottwald floating cranes based on our mobile harbour crane technology for its planned growth phases,” Roehrig continues.
A total of 33 floating cranes worldwide
Since their market launch in 2004, floating cranes from TPS have quickly become accepted in various environments. A total of 33 of these cranes, including those for Winning, are or will be in operation worldwide. Apart from Indonesia, majority of our floating cranes can be found on the Mississippi River in the United States. Similarly to Indonesia, US customers benefit from the flexibility, high level performance and ease of servicing of the cranes due to the Terex Gottwald modular crane system design: in places where there are no, or only a few, quay facilities available, Terex Gottwald floating cranes in transshipment and ship-to-shore handling represent a competitive variant for handling all types of cargo. In addition to the open sea, they can also operate in ports, on rivers and in coastal waters.