Doosan Completes Gemalink STS Cranes

(Asia) Delivery from Quang Ngai

Industrial engineering firm Doosan has announced completion of two super-heavy ship-to-shore cranes for delivery to the Gemalink international port.

The giant breakbulk units were fabricated at the Doosan Vina industrial complex in Dung Quat Economic Zone for transport to Gemalink, one of the largest deep sea ports in the region.

"Two RMQC cranes have just left Doosan Vina port at Dung Quat Economic Zone, Quang Ngai province. [In total], Doosan Vina will supply six RMQC cranes as a lump-sum package from design, fabrication, assembly to transfer of operating techniques,” a spokesperson for the firm said.

Cargo Transshipment

The cargo was delivered on behalf of terminal operator Gemadept - CMA CGM and delivery has been expedited as part of upgrade work to transform Gemalink port into a "crucial cargo transshipment center" for the Southeast Asia region.

“Despite having many difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic's impact, Doosan Vina has made an effort to maintain the business and production …. To date, Doosan Vina has completed and delivered four cranes, and the remaining two are being conducted with electrical connection, preparing for commissioning to hand over in November 2020,” a spokesperson said.

Construction and installation of all cranes and ancillary equipment is scheduled to be completed in October, preparing the for test operations in November 2020, and official commissioning in early 2021.

Project Cargo Handling Capabilities

The two RMQC cranes en route from Quang Ngai province each weigh more than 1,700 tons and measure more than 90 meters high, 150 meters long and 27 meters wide.

“They can reach 70 meters into the sea from the shore and can handle containers of 20 feet type or 65-ton and 85-ton bulk cargo and project cargo at the same time from largest mother vessels up to 200,000 deadweight-tonnes,” Doosan said.
The Doosan Vina complex produces mega infrastructure components including boilers for thermal power plants, desalination plants, material handling systems like cranes and structural steel for buildings and infrastructure developments.
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