New Oil Terminal Platform
This new platform is located at the Oil Terminal of Leixões and it will replace the old crane intended to place tetrapod with about 40 tons. In the future, this new platform will handled different tetrapod pieces up to 60 tons.
The main innovation of this new platform is the ability to handle in its top one mobile crane, which will make the movement of tetrapod from outside North Mole, throughout its length.
The new platform ensures this translational movement on existing rails. This new equipment will reduce the maintenance costs through the easy removal of all mechanical and electrical organs, storing them when the platform is not being used.
This steel structure with 150 tons has 20m long, 8m wide and 15m high. It was designed to withstand 500 tons of cargo with a maximum translation speed of 25 meters per minute.