FINNISH-based Cargotec's unit Kalmar has received an order to retrofit and upgrade two Hong Kong-based NDC ship-to-shore (STS) crane units for leading global waste management firm, SITA Waste Services Ltd as part of its second quarter 2013 order intake.
Cargotec has valued the project at over EUR2 million (US$2.6 million) with complex refurbishment to start in December of this year following delivery of all major components and materials. Completion date is set for end March 2014.
The work will be undertaken by Kalmar's team to take place at SITA's West Kowloon transfer station where the STS cranes are used for solid waste container handling.
Both STS cranes have been in operation for 15 years and spare parts have been hard to find. Refurbishment of the models will include the replacement of the electrical control system, hoisting motors, wire rope drum, hoisting frame and head block.
The cranes will also require new gantry motors, equaliser beams and boogies along with all cables and festoons. The cranes will also be repainted. These major updates will improve efficiency and productivity while prolonging the lifespan of the cranes.