07/06/2011 - 04:00 am

Demag to Supply Two Mobile Harbor Cranes to Canada

Demag Cranes, Dusseldorf, Germany, has received an order to supply two mobile harbor cranes to Canada. The two identical machines are four-rope grab cranes for professional bulk handling. Mining and metals giant Vale Inco Limited (Vale), a new Demag Cranes customer, will be using the cranes for handling nickel and limestone at its terminal in Long Harbor (southeast Newfoundland and Labrador). The G HMK 6407 B Mobile Harbor Crane with the four-rope grab is a variant of the Model 6 Harbor Crane. Designed to withstand the rigors of high-end use, Model 6 Harbor Cranes are for high-performance applications and thus achieve enhanced handling rates. This four-rope grab G HMK 6407 B variant has a 50-tonne grab curve in A8 classification and, depending on the local conditions, achieves handling rates of up to 1000 tph.

"The bulk market offers tremendous potential and has, for some years, been a focal point in our Port Technology segment," said Thomas Hagen, member of the management board of Demag Cranes AG. "Around a quarter of the Gottwald Harbor Cranes sold last year are for professional bulk handling. The considerable strategic importance to Demag Cranes of the bulk-handling market is also reflected in the acquisition of the UK company DB Controls. That company has renowned capabilities in software and advisory services in the field of automating bulk-handling equipment. This acquisition has further extended our range of services in this key segment of the market."

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