The Netherlands: Largest Heavy Lift Crane of Europe Operational at Bow Terminal

Largest Heavy Lift Crane of Europe Operational at Bow Terminal

Recently, BOW Terminal in Vlissingen has invested in the largest fixed heavy lift crane of Europe (Gottwald MK 1500 crane), with 1200 tons lifting capacity. The availability of this permanent heavy lift capacity makes this terminal a perfect location for offshore (wind) and heavy lift projects.

BOW Terminal, operational since 2010, is excellently located on the North Sea coast in Vlissingen at the mouth of the Western Scheldt, with direct access to open sea, without any locks or bridges. BOW Terminal has a terminal area of 20 Ha, which is dedicated for offshore wind projects. and a quay length of 340 metres. Additionally, an extra quay length of 1.400 metres is available, equipped with five mobile harbour cranes up for regular cargo, blades and containers. Furthermore, the terminal is equipped with SPMTs, floating cranes, mobile harbour cranes, mafi trailers, flatbed trailers, reachstackers and tug masters.

In 2011/2012, BOW Terminal facilitated the construction of several offshore projects, such as Sheringham Shoal, Lincs, London Array, MORL, Teesside, South Arne and Ekofisk. Additional works on site during these major projects can also be offered inhouse, as well as Port Agency for the vessel owners. Secondary steelworks, supplying of transport saddles for barges, vessels and other relevant activities can be offered on site on 24/7 basis.

Offshore Nieuws Staff, April 02, 2012