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Equipment For Deepwater Berth Delivered at NUTEP

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Laxman Pai

A cargo of handling equipment for NUTEP terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk was successfully delivered on board M/V Zhen Hua 19 to the Port of Novorossiysk.

The equipment was supplied by Chinese producer ZPMC. The shipment include 3 STS cranes, 4 RTGs and 2 reachstackers. The terminal operator said the equipment is intended for the new deep-water Berth No. 38 built by NUTEP in 2019.

The contracts for the supply of the three STS and four RTG were signed in June 2017; the reach stackers were ordered in January 2019. The overall contract value is USD 22.5 million under the DAT terms.

The new STS with a track gage of 18 m, a cantilever span of 54 m and a lifting height above the berth of 40 m are the largest on the Russian Black sea coast, allowing NUTEP to handle vessels up to 10,000 TEUs.

Apart from the unique STS, the terminal received four RTG for handling stacks of 7+1 in width and 5+1 in height, and 2 reach stackers with a capacity of 45 tons.

The equipment was loaded onboard on January 28, it took less than three months for it to reach the port of Novorossiysk. The unloading, setup and commissioning will take 40 days depending on weather conditions. The vessel crew, 35 specialists from ZPMC and IPSK, St. Petersburg, will participate in the assembly of the equipment.

The berth No. 38 construction project is being implemented as part of the investment program that involves construction of the berth No. 38 as well as developing the terminal area by concreting for additional storage space and switching the terminal to RTG technology that will increase its storage density.

Apr 26, 2019

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