Hempel Protective has recently provided coating solutions, with a volume of 130,000 liters for the biggest port cranes in the world at the ECT Delta Terminal in the port of Rotterdam.
There are five huge quay cranes for unloading the largest container ships. The new Ship-to-Shore Cranes come from Shanghai, they are 135 meters high and have an outreach of 24 containers wide, with a lifting height of 50 meters.
Hempel worked closely with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) and ZPMC on this project. ECT is one of the leading container terminal operators in Europe; it handles a vast majority of all the containers passing through the port of Rotterdam. ZPMC is one of the largest equipment manufacturing companies. Their main products include large-scale container machinery and bulk cargo handling machines, offshore heavy-duty products, heavy-duty steel structures, energy-conservative and environmentally-friendly equipment and relative accessories.
Alvin Wang, Coating Engineer - TSD and Team Leader in ZPMC Changxing Base commented: “Hempel offered the perfect paint system that can ensure the best anticorrosion property for the cranes. We have a coating engineer especially for the project, involved in all the painting inspections and all the weekly meetings.” Arnoud den Braber Hempel Group Business Development Manager - Europe added, “We are delighted to be involved in such an impressive and exciting project, working closely with ECT and ZPMC. This is a good example of how effective teamwork and cooperation can result in a great partnership.”