TERNEUZEN, Netherlands: February 2019. Dutch outsize and heavylift specialist Mammoet has upgraded its multipurpose terminal at Terneuzen with a 600-ton capacity MTC 15 mobile crane engineered and built by the company.
With a load capacity equal to a 1,200-tonne crawler crane, the crane can lift to and from non-geared cargo vessels in water up to 12.5 metres deep. The company says the equipment is ideal for loading and offloading columns, vessels, reels, project cargo and engines without having to reinforce the quay.
Coupled with 100,000 square metres of storage plus hoisting and handling facilities, along with an inland truck and rail connection, the MTC 15 is expected to provide a significant strategic advantage to many clients in the area according to Mammoet Terminal manager Marlon Roels: “Thanks to the MTC 15’s extremely high capacity and outreach, the Mammoet multi-purpose terminal will be ideal for oil and gas, civil construction and energy industry wishing to transfer heavy components.”
The MTC 15 is a fully-containerised crane developed by Mammoet to bring heavy-lift capabilities in a few days to any port capable of receiving containers. The company says the crane reduces the dependence of ports on self-geared cargo vessels and floating cranes.