Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has taken delivery of two 30 tonne Grove RT530E-2 Rough Terrain cranes.
The RT530E-2 has a 29 metre main boom and a 7.9 to 13.7 metre telescopic swingaway to offer a maximum tip height of 44.5 metres. The crane will be used to handle general cargo at the port of Tema. Following the handover, technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority visited the manufacturing facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, for a five day training course that focused on basic repairs, troubleshooting and proactive maintenance for the company’s new RT530E-2 cranes.
Abdul-Fatawu Abdullah, senior mechanical engineer at GPHA, said: “Our trainer was tremendous in helping us understand the basic repair works, how to read the schematics diagrams and troubleshooting the error codes.”
Grove master engineer, Mirco Minoccheri, added: “The training’s main goal was to familiarise the technicians on how to use the Manitowoc Crane Care technical documentation and where to find answers to everyday questions, which if not proactively addressed, often causes problems.”
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority manages and operates all the sea ports in Ghana.