Electric crane contract ordered for Singapore-based PIL

10 January 2013


Dalian Shipbuilding Industry in China has ordered 16 variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes for Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL), it was announced today. MacGregor, a subsidiary of Cargotec, secured the order for the four 3,900 TEU container vessels.

Cargotec stated that the order was booked to the fourth quarter 2012 order intake. Delivery of the first ship set is planned for the end of October 2013, while the other three are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2014.

"MacGregor electric cranes are the ideal choice for these new ships," says Jonas Hägglund, sales manager, MacGregor Cranes. "In comparison to hydraulic equivalents, our VFD cranes offer 30 - 35 per cent less power consumption, which results in lower running costs and lower environmental impact. Furthermore, MacGregor electric cranes offer an excellent positioning performance of containers and cargo which will shorten the loading/unloading time. They also feature low noise levels, making them an excellent choice in environmentally-sensitive areas.

Cargotec stated that each four-crane ship set comprises three GLE4827/MLC/2744-2 cranes, each with an SWL of 48t at 27m outreach down to SWL 27t at 44m outreach following a maximum load curve and one GLE3528.5-2 crane with an SWL of 35t and an outreach of 28.5m.