#WATCH €2.8m crane heightens Limerick port’s potential

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival BusinessLimerickNews#WATCH €2.8m crane heightens Limerick port’s potentialBy Staff Reporter – April 16, 2018 2236 Advertisement Facebook Previous articleLimerick rugby sensation Joy Neville named Sports Person of the YearNext articleAviation firm says Shannon is perfect location to expand Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSFoynes PortLiebherrlimerickPatrick KeatingSFPCShannon Foynes Port Company Linkedin Pat O’Leary (left), Managing Director of Liebherr in Killarney with Shannon Foynes Port Company CEO Patrick Keating at Foynes Port where a new €2.8million Liebherr crane – the biggest ever at the port – has been unveiled as part of an ongoing 10-year, €64million investment programme aimed at maximising the economic potential of the deep waters of the Shannon Estuary. Photo by Brian Ruane, Bridge PR. WhatsApp THE ADDITION, by Shannon Foynes Port Company, of a €2.8m state-of-the-art crane to the port will go towards maximising the potential of the deepwater port and the creation of up to 3,000 jobs along the estuary.Patrick Keating CEO of Shannon Foynes Port Company said that move is aimed at maximising the investment made by the firm and the potential of the unrivalled water depths of the estuary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The crane, the largest seen in the port to date, can lift the equivalent weight as 120 family cars and is the latest purchase as part of the company’s ongoing €64million investment programme launched in 2015 that is seeking to transform the Shannon Estuary into a major national and international economic hub.This programme is the first phase of a planned long-term investment by SFPC under its Vision 2041 masterplan, which is targeting the creation of 3,000 jobs over the lifespan of the plan.Before installing the 370 tonne crane, a €12.5million investment in infilling 3.45 acres on the port’s East Jetty was carried out. Further reclamation work will also take place in the next stage of the investment programme, where a further two hectares of quayside space will see the berthage space increase to 8.6 acres.“We need efficient jetties but we also need efficient plant and machinery and this crane gives us all of that and more”, CEO Patrick Keating said.“This piece of equipment is future proofing the port. It’s something we need for the here and now but it’s also planning for the future. The greater lift capacity and reach allows us to bring new business; bigger ships, more ships and process them with faster turnaround times. So it’s an investment in our customers. It also has very low emissions and noise levels are lower also so its environmental footprint is minimised.”See more Limerick business news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

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