Marco installs two cranes on Chinese vessel with a new design
Marco is to install two cranes on the Jin Hui 68, a vessel owned by the Chinese firm Shanghai Kaichuang Marine International Co., Ltd (SKMIC or SKFC), which specialises in deep-sea fishing.
These deck cranes are treated specifically for marine environments and feature devices to maximise operator safety. They are the first of their kind installed by Marco in China. Their model number is HDC10-2500ATE and they operate via a connection to the vessel's hydraulic power unit. One will be mounted in the stern and the other in the bow. They can lift up to 2500 kg, with a maximum reach of 10 m. This will ensure safe, accurate lifting on board the vessel and in cargo handling operations in port, because they also feature two-way 360° continuous rotation and can be remotely controlled.
Another stand-out feature of these cranes is that they are articulated and telescopic. The telescopic part enables the cranes’ reaches to be extended to 10 m and at the same time makes them highly compact when stowed away, so that they take up much less space.
These cranes are expected to be shipped and installed in April.
Shanghai Kaichuang Marine International is China's second biggest fishing company, and owns the Spanish canning firm Albo.
This order plus the order for a purse-seine davit to be installed on the vessel JIH YU No. 568 set another landmark in Marco's move into the Asian market.