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terex® HC 230 and hc 275 crawler cranes in paita port, peru

PAITA, PERU, September 25th, 2014 – One of the largest construction operations ever performed at the container terminal of the Peruvian Port of Paita has been placed in the hands of the Portuguese group Mota-Engil. In order to complete the project on time, Mota-Engil has selected world-class equipment and machinery, including two Terex® crawler cranes that were bought from Ferreyros, the leader company in sales of capital goods and services in Peru.

The two Terex crawler crane models HC 230 and HC 275 were delivered directly to the Port of Paita by ship, and were assembled right away by Ferreyros. The cranes’ short assembly time helped meeting deadlines and increasing productivity.

Apart from being fast to assemble and configure, these versatile machines can be operated offshore on a vessel – which is exactly how they were used on the Port of Paita site. Placing the fully assembled machines on board the vessel was a complex operation but Ferreyros’ experienced crews mastered the challenge without any problems. Once ship borne, the cranes were used in activities such as dredging, placing rocks and stakes (pillars supporting the pier being built). With lifting capacities of more than 200 tons, the Terex HC 230 and HC 275 crawler cranes delivered on their respective tasks swiftly and efficiently. Both machines support continuous operation without compromising safety.

“For us, efficient and reliable equipment means savings in time and money. Downtime because of broken equipment means we are losing capital since we have deadlines to meet”, explained Joshua García, Assistant Equipment Manager with Mota-Engil. The cranes operate 24 hours a day, in two shifts (400 or 500 monthly hours). They work at 85% of their load chart. “This is an additional safety margin we included. We switch operators every shift but the cranes keep on working non-stop”, says Luis López, Mota Engil’ Project Manager for the Paita site.

The importance of a high-quality technical service

To successfully complete such a huge project, the quality of the equipment is just one of the important aspects. It is also necessary to have efficient technical support to ensure high productivity levels at the worksite. With this in mind, Ferreyros – the exclusive Terex representative in Peru – committed itself to keeping the cranes in operation so that they can work at their maximum capacity at all times in order to meet the project’s tight deadlines.

“We all know that Ferreyros is the country’s largest distributor, and we are aware of their customer focus. They try to fully understand our exact needs, and provide us with advice on the selection of equipment. They always have an expert available to assist us, which is the most important for us”, concludes Luís López.

Port Zone

Located in the northern region of Piura, the Paita Port is the second largest port in Peru regarding container movement and the fifth one considering total cargo. The Portuguese engineering and construction group Mota-Engil was awarded permission to operate and modernize the pier for 30 years. The investment cost for the modernization will amount to approximately USD $230 million. Paita’s pier has become one of the most important piers of Peru. The construction activities for the new container terminal began two years ago. State-of-the-art equipment and a modern infrastructure will help the pier develop into one of the focal points for foreign trade development in the region.

 

 

About the Terex® HC 230 lattice boom crawler crane

With an easy to assemble and transport design, the versatile Terex® HC 230 lattice boom crawler crane offers a maximum 230-US ton lift capacity, low operating costs and a high return on investment. At 11 feet 7 inches width and 10 feet height, the base crane design transports on a standard lowboy trailer. The machine can be equipped with a up to 290 feet maximum lift crane boom. The standard hydraulic counterweight removal system makes the Terex HC 230 crane one of the easiest transportable cranes in its class. An optional Counterweight Plus package adds 54,400 lb additional counterweight to the machine — 32,000 lb to the carbody and 22,400 lb upper counterweight — to improve lifting capacities across wide working radii of the boom. The powerful 300-hp diesel engine powers multiple hydraulic pumps, and the hydraulic system is designed to allow the operator to perform multiple crane functions simultaneously, keeping cycling times to a minimum. Two identical independent main and auxiliary load hoisting drums provide lifting power and produce a maximum line speed of 540 ft/min and maximum single line pull of 54,060 lb. Logical load and information flow of the interactive operator’s control screen and ergonomically designed cabin equipped with heater and air conditioner provide operator productivity and safety. The crane can climb slopes of up to 30 degrees.

 

About the Terex® HC 275 lattice boom crawler crane

With an easy to assemble and transport design, the versatile Terex® HC275 lattice boom crawler crane offers a maximum 275-ton lift capacity, low operating costs and a high return on investment. At 12-ft wide and 11.5-ft high, the base crane design transports on a standard lowboy trailer. The powerful 325-hp diesel engine powers multiple hydraulic pumps, and the hydraulic system is designed to allow the operator to perform multiple crane functions simultaneously without hydraulic lag, keeping cycling times to a minimum. Two identical independent main and auxiliary load hoisting drums provide lifting power and produce a maximum line speed of 540 ft/min and maximum single line pull of 54,060 lb. Freefall is standard on the main and auxiliary drums. Each drum, including the optional third drum, has power up/down. Load hoists are further controllable in stepless mode. Logical load and information flow of the interactive operator’s control screen and ergonomically designed cabin equipped with heater and air conditioner provide operator productivity and safety. Ample work space in front of drums allows easy access for cable installation and maintenance.

 

About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.

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