Modernization container crane Barge Terminal Tilburg (GVT)

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Modernization container crane Barge Terminal Tilburg (GVT)

Again GVT Group of Logistics invested in an improvement of Barge Terminal Tilburg. After Nedcranes’ modernization of one of the two container cranes a few years ago, Nedcranes B.V. has now given the second crane a complete mechanical and electrical modernization too. With this modernization, this crane now fully operates to the current standards again.

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Preparatory work has been carried out in Nedcranes’ workshop in Waalwijk. Such as overhauling the crane travelling bogies and replacing the bearings. On site the motors and the gearboxes have been dismantled and inspected and the container crane has been rebuilt again.

The electrical part has been completely redesigned and renewed. New electrical panels have been built and installed in Nedcranes’ workshop. At the barge terminal location the old panels have been removed and the new panels have been placed in the existing E-house. The PLC control of the entire crane has been renewed, for which is chosen for a Siemens PLC control. New Schneider frequency inverters have been installed with an energy recuperation unit, which makes the crane more energy efficient. Furthermore, the overload installation and the encoders have been renewed. Additional, the crane has been equipped with new cabling and a new festoon system with noise reducing wheels.

Barge Terminal Tilburg serves as an ‘extended gate’ for the Port of Rotterdam and there are several sailings each day between Tilburg and Rotterdam. Waiting times and additional costs for the loading and unloading of containers are avoided thanks to our efficient hitching and unhitching system. With two container cranes, operating entirely to the latest state of the art after modernization, the efficiency of container handling has been further increased. By placing the responsibility for periodic maintenance with Nedcranes, the risk of downtime will be reduced and in case of an unexpected malfunction Nedcranes will be 24/7 available for service. This crane modernization gives GVT more capacity in Tilburg to offer their customers full service services like they are accustomed to.

About GVT
GVT Group of Logistics specialises in freight transport via road, rail and inland waterways. The professional integration of these transport modalities means that GVT Intermodal can offer a perfect solution for all door-to-door transport between the Netherlands, Europe and Asia. Large sections of the transport routes are covered by rail or waterway, thereby avoiding the disadvantages associated with conventional transport methods. By choosing the services offered by GVT Intermodal, delays caused by increasing congestion, rising fuel costs and rising toll charges become a thing of the past.

About Nedcranes
NEDCRANES is a real specialist in the area of port cranes, process cranes and drive systems. We offer a wide range of services. From purchase to service, including sale of new or used lifting cranes and supply of parts, but also refurbishments, relocation or demolition of cranes, modernizations, adjustments, repair work, inspections, testing and maintenance. We particularly focus on companies and organisations with port cranes for the transhipment of containers and bulk goods, or with cranes that are part of a production process (process cranes). We are brand-independent and active in different segments, including the transhipment/handling, industrial and logistics sector. Our dedicated team consists of skilled and highly experienced professionals. Our technicians have extensive knowledge and are very experienced in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical (repair) work. We understand what your business is about and recognize the importance of your business