Sydney Intermodal Terminal Construction Supported by Two Grove GMK6400 Cranes
Australian crane specialists Marr Contracting and RAR Group teamed up for the construction of container handling infrastructure at the Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney, Australia. Each company deployed a Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane to support the project, which is expected to transform how containerised freight moves through Port Botany.
“We deployed the 400 t capacity all-terrain GMK6400 crane because it offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane,” said Andrew Bodman, director at RAR Group. “We travelled 300 km from our Canberra base to assist Marr Contracting to complete the lifts.”
The Moorebank Logistics Park is Australia’s largest intermodal terminal and a key infrastructure development that aims to deliver a faster, simpler and more cost-effective service. Once completed, the terminal is expected to handle up to 1.05 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) a year of local and international containerized freight. The park will also feature 850,000 sq. m of warehousing, where containers can be unpacked before delivery to final destinations.
The GMK6400 all-terrain cranes were used to assemble four container stacking cranes that will automatically load and unload freight at the import/export rail terminal. On the jobsite, the cranes were configured with 34.9 m of main boom and 135 t of counterweight.
The crane has a 60 m main boom and up to 79 m of luffing jib available, giving it a maximum possible tip height of 136 m. It can handle loads out to a maximum radius of 96 m and comes with the optional self-rigging MegaWingLift attachment for additional capacity.
Established in 1926, Sydney-based Marr Contracting is a leader in the design and delivery of heavy lift luffing jib tower cranes and complex craneage services. The company has more than 80 years of experience working on large-scale construction projects around Australia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Founded in 1993, Canberra-based RAR Group offers mobile cranes, tower cranes and rigging crews in Canberra, Sydney and throughout New South Wales. Other Manitowoc cranes in RAR Group’s fleet include Potain tower crane models MCT 85, MC 175 B, MC 310 K12, MCT 385 and MR 160 C.
Source Grove / Manitowoc