Recycling cranes sustainably

Three Gottwald cranes, weighing in collectively at 900 tonnes, are being decommissioned after 40,000 hours of service each at Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of Immingham – but nothing is going to waste.

As part of sustainability the 60-metre-high HMK 260 cranes are being stripped of their parts and what is left will be cut up and sent to the scrapyard for recycling. Operationally, the port still has some of the same models in service, so parts have been retained to reduce future maintenance costs.

Simon Bird, Director of the Humber ports said: “We’ve been investing significantly in cranes, and with the three new Liebherr cranes on site and working, we can now retire these Gottwald ones.

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