N.C. Nielsen has supplied the Danish Esbjerg-headquartered Blue Water Shipping (BWS) with a reachstacker that's said to have the biggest lifting capacity in the world.
The machinery - used by BWS in the Port of Esbjerg for the handling of wind turbines, nacelles, frames, and structures - can lift up to 152t.
"Now we can handle the heaviest lifting and transport tasks by combining our equipment for the various tasks. For example, we can lift items up to 250 tons with the world's largest reachstacker at one end and one of our 100-ton reachstackers at the other end - or operate with extremely heavy items hanging on the hook. Thus we are geared to future transport tasks," Søren Messmann, General Manager, Port Services Division, BWS, commented.
"The ever bigger and heavier wind turbines, the carrying capacity of the soil of the storage area, new types of lifting gear and the request for the hook being able to reach the ground were among the technical challenges," listed a press release from BWS.
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