Cranes going up for HHMC

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China’s HHMC is growing its STS crane business with 12 cranes on order for Egypt’s Eurogate Damietta Alliance Container Terminal.

China’s Qingdao Haixi Heavy-duty Machinery Co., Ltd (HHMC) continues to grow its STS crane business.

The cranes pictured are some of the 12 STS cranes HHMC has on order for the Eurogate Damietta Alliance Container Terminal in Egypt. The cranes will be delivered in batches of five, five and two cranes. The first units were being completed in May with delivery expected by the end of July 2024.

The cranes have a 72m outreach, 75t SWL under the spreader, a lifting height of 57.5m above the rail, and a backreach of 25+2m. Design review was completed by TUV Nord Germany and the total weight of each crane is 1,900t.

So far in 2024 HHMC has booked STS crane orders for one crane from Zhejiang Taizhou Port, three cranes for Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited (the joint venture between JM Baxi Ports & Logistics and CMA Terminals), and three cranes for the Ras Laffan petrochemical plant in Qatar, which is owned by Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC).

In yard cranes, HHMC has booked orders for six RTGs from Ningbo Port and four RTGs for Lianyungang Port in China. The Ras Laffan project includes three RMGs for a rail operation and six 65t RTGs.

The new Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex currently under construction is expected to raise Qatar’s overall petrochemical production capacity to about 14 mtpa by the end of 2026. It includes an integrated polymer complex being developed in a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy.

HHMC’s manufacturing base is located in Qingdao, China, while its main design department is located in Shanghai. HHMC is eyeing becoming the second largest STS crane manufacturer, behind ZPMC.

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