These are the first two cranes out of six units ordered with the capability to load/unload 65-tonne cargo containers from ultra-large mother vessels (200,000 DWT) in a safe and speedy way, and specifically utilized for Gemadept’s client – CMA CGM to enhance operations in Gemalink port, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province.
According to CEO Doosan Vina, Mr. Jeong Young Chil, the two RMQC cranes were the largest series of cranes that Doosan Vina had ever manufactured. Each crane’s height is equivalent to a 30-story building (93m) with a length and width of 150m and 27m respectively. They have a reach of up to 70m (roughly 24 container rows) and weigh over 1,700 tonnes. Also, they can handle cargo containers of up to 65 tons from the largest mother vessels up to 200,000 DWT.
“We are currently focusing all the resources on manufacturing 02 cranes, no. 3 and no. 4 for hand-over to clients in August. It is expected that the project will finish later this year, in November. Once the 06 biggest cranes are officially launched, they will significantly enhance the loading/unloading capabilities of Gemalink International Port, reaching over 1.5 million TEU per year.”, Mr. Jeong Young Chil said.
Gemalink is a large-scale domestic project between Doosan Vina and CMA CGM on May 17, 2019, with an end-to-end order of 06 RMQC cranes, from design, manufacture, assembly to operational trial.
The two giant cranes dispatched from Doosan Vina port from July 4th and will expectedly arrive at Gemalink International Port on July 6th. They will experience a final phase of examination before being officially operated.
Doosan Vina’s “made in Vietnam” cranes profile has gone up to 85 units, which are being utilized by world-leading port operators namely PSA (Singapore), JNPT and BMCT (India), Samarinda (Indonesia), and Saudi Global Port (Saudi Arabia). Specifically, in Vietnam, Doosan Vina’s cranes are present in Saigon New Port, Da Nang Port, Nghi Son Refinery Port (Thanh Hoa), and probably Gemalink port (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) in a few more days.