August 20, 2013
Motherwell Bridge entrusted with new major project in the United Arab Emirates
HAL FAR, MALTA: Motherwell Bridge, the Maltese engineering company servicing Libya, has completed the delivery of 36 automatic stacking cranes to Barcelona container terminal ahead of schedule. The structures, which add significant value to the terminal’s capabilities and infrastructure, embrace next-generation technology allowing for efficient container handling in some of the busiest ports in the world.
The ASCs were erected by a team of 17 of Motherwell Bridge’s highly specialised mechanical and electrical technicians who were based in Spain for the 18-month project.
Following the expediency of the Barcelona order, Motherwell Bridge has been entrusted with another major project in the United Arab Emirates, involving the mechanical erection, electrical installation and commissioning of ASCs.
In the last few days, a team of 24 from the Hal Far engineering company oversaw the erection of a fourth automatic stacking crane in the United Arab Emirates. In total, 12 cranes will be erected at the major upcoming container terminal in the region.
“Motherwell Bridge has been contracted to carry out site erection and maintenance of port-handling equipment since 2005,” Motherwell Bridge managing director Tony Mallia said. “We have consistently met our clients’ stringent standards and deadlines. Motherwell Bridge’s excellent track record has led to significant repeat business and we have put our name to major projects at key container terminals in Europe and the Middle East.”
Electrical and mechanical maintenance services of port handling equipment and related maintenance management are core capabilities at Motherwell Bridge. The company has previously erected 50 rubber tyre gantry cranes to terminals in Malta, 51 to ports in Spain, and two in Oman.
Motherwell Bridge is now looking to deliver similar container terminal infrastructure to new clients in Asia. This will see the company deploying specialist teams at sites in various regions simultaneously, Mr Mallia said.