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New York’s flexible barge solution
(Posted on 06/07/20)
At New York Harbour, NY, Sims Metal Management uses a Liebherr mobile harbour
crane type LHM 600 to load scrap and unload salt. The crane is placed on a floating
barge and can be moved to another terminal of the port if required. With a maximum
lifting capacity of 75 tonnes in 4-rope grab operation, the crane is the strongest
floating mobile harbour crane on a barge in the U.S. in 4-rope grab capacity.
Rostock (Germany) June 2020 - A new Liebherr LHM 600 Mobile Harbour Crane has been in
operation in the Port of New York and New Jersey since November 2019. Sims Metal
Management, one of the world's leading metal recyclers, places its LHM 600 on a floating
barge. This intelligent solution offers the company various advantages. Firstly, the barge
solution offers enormous flexibility in terms of location. The company operates two different
terminals in the New York Harbour. In addition to a terminal in the Port of Newark Sims Metal
Management also operates the terminal of Claremont in Jersey City, NJ, which is about 10
kilometres linear distance. Depending on requirements, the floating mobile harbour crane
can be towed by sea to the appropriate terminal and is thus ready for operation in the
shortest possible time.
Secondly, the Liebherr mobile harbour crane can move along the barge to reach further
hatches without having to move the barge. On the other hand, operation from the barge
means that no adjustments to the port infrastructure are necessary. The space gained at the
quay edge can also be used as storage and operational space.
LHM 600 with innovative features
Thanks to many years of experience and customer-oriented engineering, Liebherr mobile
harbour crane technology sets new standards in innovation and quality. The Liebherr
LHM 600 mobile harbour crane from Sims Metal Management is equipped with a 750 kW
Liebherr diesel engine that complies with the latest Tier 4 final emissions standard. The
crane is equipped with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes. In 4-rope grab
operation, up to 75 tonnes are available - making the LHM 600 from Sims the most powerful
Mobile Harbour Crane on a barge in the U.S.
The Liebherr Pactronic hybrid system is installed as an additional power booster in the new
machine from Sims Meteal Management. Its main feature is an additional energy storage
device, the accumulator. The accumulator is charged when the load is lowered and by
surplus power from the conventional drive unit. The Liebherr Pactronic system is an
impressive power amplifier. Both lifting and lowering speeds are significantly increased
despite the fact that the primary power output remains the same.
Sims Metal Management also benefits from the Liebherr analysis software LiDAT smartApp.
The smartApp is an IT-solution for the analysis and optimisation of cargo handling
processes. With LiDAT smartApp it is possible to analyse crane data and initiate process
Sims Metal Management buys and processes scrap metal from businesses, other recyclers and the general
public. With more than 250 processing facilities primarily in the United States, United Kingdom and Australasia,
we recycle ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company also operates a network of processing facilities, many
with deep-water port access. As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our
participation in the environmental sector. For more information, visit simsmm.com.
Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH is one of the leading European manufacturers of maritime material handling
solutions. The product range comprises ship, mobile harbour and offshore cranes. Reachstackers and
components for container cranes are also included in the product portfolio.
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