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Danieli ship-unloader shipped from Bilbao

SARENS has completed loading a Danieli STS crane on board the barge CAROLINE using self-propelled modular transporters

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The crane’s dimensions (107m x 37.50m x 64m) and its weight (2,450 tonnes) made it the greatest unitised cargo operation ever carried out in Bilbao.


The embarkation operation of the gantry grab ship unloader required the collaboration of Danieli and SARENS in engineering, Fracht Italia Forwarders, Davila Bilbao Shipping Agents and Consignaciones Toro y Betolaza Stevedoring.

After jack-up and erection, the unloader was transferred to the barge by SPMTs
After jack-up and erection, the unloader was transferred to the barge by SPMTs

Once lashing and welding were completed, Ibaizbal Tugs manoeuvred the barge in its departure. AHT tug MUSTANG then took over until reaching the Belgian port of Ghent.


The gantry grab unloader was designed and engineered by Danieli in Venice, and fabrication was sub-contracted to URSSA Steelworks in Northern Spain. The parts were shipped to Bilbao for erection by SARENS and onward shipment.


URSSA was the majority owner of the former Paceco Espaňa SA.

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