Liebherr Container Cranes will supply eight RTGs to DP World’s terminal in Berbera, Somaliland, following a recently signed contract. The new cranes are part of a phased expansion of the port, with phase one including a new 400 m quay and a 250,000 m2 yard extension.
The variable speed diesel RTGs are six containers plus a truck lane wide and will stack one over five containers high. The machines are supplied with DGPS autosteering and stack profiling. Like all Liebherr RTGs, the machines incorporate Liebherr’s eight rope reeving no-sway-system, Liebherr drive systems and simultaneous drive motion. Other equipment includes gantry cameras and a laser anti-collision system. According to the manufacturer, remote maintenance and Liebherr’s custom diagnostics and maintenance software, DiaMon3D further enhance the RTGs appeal and help deliver low maintenance costs.
The cranes are due to be ready for operation before the end of 2020.