The Multipurpose Reloading Complex (MRC), a coal & coke terminal located in the Port of Ust-Luga, has put into operation the 63t of capacity Vityaz portal crane.
According to the terminal operator, up to 1,000t/hour can be handled with the use of the new equipment. During its first shift, the crane handled 4,900t of coal.
"With a 40-meter reach, it is possible to load three holds of a Panamax ship without moving the crane," Andrey Zarnitsky, a dock engineer who was the first to sit in the cabin of Vityaz, commented.
He added, "The safety system is perfect. Multiple video cameras let see the blind zones, anti-collision sensors help concentrate primarily on the handling process."
Vityaz is also equipped with a power recuperation system.
Apart from the new crane, MRC operates four Aist and five Sokol cranes, each of them capable of grabbing up to 32t.
Photo: UCL Holding