Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 29 August 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will for the first time deliver a Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane to Latin America. The Uruguayan port operator Somasol S.A. (Somasol) has ordered the machine for the terminal in Fray Bentos, situated beside the Uruguay River close to the border with Argentina. The machine will be manufactured and assembled by the Chinese site of TPS in Xiamen and is due to be shipped to Uruguay by the end of the year.
Efficient machine for flexible operation
In Fray Bentos, the Quaymate M50 with a maximum lifting capacity of 50 t, an outreach of up to 36 m and a maximum hoist speed of 50 m/min will operate in the transatlantic dock of the terminal, located 120 km north of the Rio de la Plata estuary in Uruguay’s agricultural and cattle raising area. The efficient and versatile machine will mainly handle citrus fruit, grain and round timber and help to increase the handling volume further. The diesel-electric two-rope mobile harbour crane offers a high degree of mobility and can be moved on the dock of 200 m in length. In addition, operation with external power will help to increase cost-effectiveness and to eliminate exhaust gas emissions from the terminal.
Crane fulfils requirements of different Latin-American terminals
Maurizio Altieri, Vice President Sales & Service TPS Asia, is delighted that a Latin American terminal operator has for the first time opted for the Quaymate M50 crane: “The machine was developed by international engineering teams. Based on the proven Terex Gottwald design philosophy, it fulfils the requirements of different terminals in many Latin American countries. With the Quaymate M50, small terminals can replace non-port machines such as excavators or telescopic and conventional mobile cranes, make their cargo handling more cost-effective and develop new applications. Established terminal operators can supplement their existing fleet in a dedicated manner.”
‘Genuine’ mobile harbour crane with functional construction
The Quaymate M50 is designed as a ‘genuine’ mobile harbour crane for continuous operation and therefore for a sufficient number of load cycles. It is easy to maneuver and position alongside the vessel. The crane impresses by virtue of its functional and easy-to-maintain construction and offers powerful electric main drives. It has a cab positioned high on the tower for a good view of the entire working area. Developed based on the Terex® Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane from the small crane family of TPS, it was awarded ‘Crane of the Year’ by the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) in 2014 and has since experienced continuous growth in demand around the globe: The machine for Uruguay will be the fourth Quaymate M50 to go into operation in 2016, following a crane delivered to Australia in March and two machines supplied to South Korea in August.