Liebherr to supply port cranes to Duqm port

Staff Report,

21 Nov 2021

Twelve automated RTG and four STS cranes to be delivered towards the end of next year

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Have announced that they have secured a contract to supply ship to shore (STS) and rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Port of Duqm in Oman. The order of four STS and twelve RTGs will be delivered to Oman in late 2022.

The new STS container cranes will be capable of handling the world’s largest container vessels and feature an outreach of 71m, a back reach of 18m and a lift height over rail of 50m. The cranes have a safe working load of 65t under twinlift spreader. Supplied without a cabin the cranes will be operated utilising a combination of remote control and automation. Automation will take care of the majority of the cycle with operator intervention only required when operating below a predefined safe height. Each Liebherr STS will be connected to its own dedicated ROS.

The centrally located remote operation facility will also host the ROS for control of the automated RTGs. The cabinless RTGs feature automation over the stack with remote control only required for container pick or place from the truck trailers, or for exception handling. Four ROS operators will operate the 12 RTGs. The diesel powered RTGs can stack eight containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high.

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