Hycos has received an order for the conversion of 2 Hitachi 1200 EX crawler cranes from Hitachi Netherlands. The contract was signed on April 28th by Mr. Pieter Weerts, Director of Hitachi Netherlands, and Mr. Sander Jorissen, Director of Hycos.
The cranes will be adapted for use on the new Van Oord fall pipe vessel “Bravenes“.
This includes the conversion from diesel drive to electrical drive, replacing the diesel engine by a water cooled electric motor, fitting a large diameter rotator for power supply, cooling and signal cabling. Furthermore, the control handles of the crane will be converted to electrical joysticks. Furthermore, Hycos will also deliver a remote control chair, allowing the operators to operate the cranes from a central control room instead of the crane cabin.
This order confirms the long relationship between Hitachi and Hycos for the electrical drive conversion of Hitachi cranes.