Oman's Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) has announced the completion of 86% of a project to supply and install cranes and gantry cranes as part of the second phase of Duqm Port’s commercial jetty.
The authority awarded the contract for designing, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and operation of cranes and gantry cranes to Liebherr of Germany in August 2021, said an Oman News Agency report.
The project includes the installation of four modern automated cranes for the transfer of containers from vessels to the commercial jetty at a capacity of 65 tonnes, as well as the installation of 12 rubber tyre gantry cranes with a capacity of 41 tonnes, it said.
The smart cranes have been chosen due to their high performance and speed in container handling. They are provided with 5G technologies and fibre optic systems for data transmission and remote control. They are also supplied with smart driving, smart yard survey and automatic landing. They operate within a diameter of 71 metres forward and 18 metres backward, enabling them to deal with the largest container carriers in the world.