Published: 12 November 2011
Yesterday NSS witnessed the static overload testing of the mobile harbour crane (MHC) it has purchased for Gladstone, Australia. The test was undertaken at Leibherr's Austrian factory (Nenzing) with 186 tonne hoisted, luffed and slewed. Mark George (Gladstone Manager) also had an opportunity to practice driving the crane on the Leibherr simulator.
The MHC will now be dismantled and repainted with NSS logos before being packed and transported
to Rotterdam for shipment to Gladstone, Australia.
NSS expects to have this crane in operation in Gladstone, Australia, by mid February 2012. The crane will take the title of being the largest MHC in Australia and will be used to support port and mine infrastructure development in the region. It will also be equiped with a twin lift container spreader and 18cbm grab to facilitate fast vessel turnarounds for the growing container and bulk trades.
Any questions on NSS's services in Gladstone - including crane lifts at the NSS depot, stevedoring
, cargo storage
, road transport
, work boats and mooring - should be directed to Mr Mark George on 0419 667 348.