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.”