N.C. Nielsen has supplied Uddevalla Hamnterminal, a stevedore in charge of freight handling in the Swedish Port of Uddevalla, with a reachstacker that can lift up to 100t.
The NCN 100T model is a modified Konecranes with a net weight of over 79t.
"Wind turbines are only getting bigger and bigger and we needed a machine that was both powerful and flexible. We previously had a reachstacker from N.C. Nielsen that handled 65 tonnes in one lift, but we need a bit more," Robert Rydén, Project & Operations Manager, the Port of Uddevalla said.
He furthered, "In 2020 alone, we will be handling 67 complete turbines that will be unloaded in the port, then loading 176 tower sections on 31 different occasions onto smaller vessels here in the port. A single tower section can weigh up to 95 tonnes and a nacelle, with the generator on top, the same amount. We will now be able to handle the nacelle with one single lift of our new machine."
Rydén also said, "In addition to wind turbines, we handle house modules, paper, vehicles, chrome ore, magnesium chloride, chemical fertilizer and much more."
"Our range of heavy handling reachstackers currently goes from 85 to 152 tonnes in respect of lift capacity. […] The machine that is being delivered to Uddevalla Port is a successful example of how we work with the customer in the long-term to produce good solutions. And when we have delivered the customized machine, that’s when the long-term work begins," Per Löthner, Area Manager Sweden, N.C. Nielsen AB, underlined.
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