Giant Gantry Crane Ordered From Krupp By Newport News Ship

Rrupp International, Inc., 350 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fried. Krupp GmbH of Essen, Germany, has announced that it assisted Krupp Kranbau Wilhelmshaven, the crane division of Fried. Krupp GmbH, in recently being awarded an order for the supply of Krupp's 27th goliath gantry crane. The contract was awarded by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.

The crane has a total lifting capacity of 900 metric tons. It has three hoisting gears of 300-metrictons capacity each, allowing the turning in the air of sections of up to 600-metric-t'ons capacity. The span between the legs will be almost 540 feet and the lifting height above rail almost 200 feet. The crane will be traveling on a length of almost 1,960 feet and serves a working area of more than 25 acres.

The crane will be installed in the new North Yard of Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.

This new yard will be used for the construction of commercial vessels.

This contract covers the 27th gantry crane built or being designed presently by Krupp Kranbau Wilhelmshaven. After completion, it will be one of the largest cranes of this type

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 25,  Jan 15, 1974

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