EK Marine (EKM) - Marine & Industrial Hydraulics Services. Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland. | Inver Pier Crane
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Inver Pier Crane

Case Studies

Donegal County Council New Crane for Inver Pier

EK Marine Ltd won a tender by Donegal County Council to supply a new crane for Inver Pier to service the fishing, aquaculture and leisure industries.

The cranes specification is:

Telescopic stiff boom marine crane with 2 section boom extended via hydraulic cylinder

Lifting capacity 2 tons @ 10m

Marine grade slew ring with 360 degree continuous slewing

2 ton hydraulic winch

Stainless steel pins, hydraulic rods, fittings and fixings

Manual controls on pedestal with secure cover

EKM specification coatings to crane and structure comprising

Shot blasting to SA2.5, metalising and painting with 2 pack marine epoxy paint

A hydraulic power pack powered by a 415v electric motor was supplied to power the cranes hydraulic system which was constructed with a weather proof  housing.

The crane was installed on a strengthend section of the pier with the power pack situated behind and  beneath the wavewall. The two were connected via hoses installed in a pre placed conduit.

Project Detail

Pier Crane

Type: EKM Folding Telescopic Pier Crane

Lifting Capacity: 1.2t @ 5.5m

Slewing Type: Marine spec stainless steel slew ring

Slewing Capacity: 360 degree continuous

Winch: 1 tonne 2 speed Rotzler

Controls: Local Manual

Steel: Hardox plate

Pins: Stainless Steel

Piston Rods: Stainless Steel

Hydraulic Piping and Fittings: Stainless steel


Surface Treatment

Shot blasting to Grade SA 2.5 – 3.0 / ISO  Standard

Zinc Metalising – Thickness 80µ

Painting with International  Marine epoxy paint system

Primer – Thickness 20 µ

First Coat – Thickness 80 µ

Top Coat – Thickness 50 µ

Division: Marine Cranes
Client: Donegal County Council
Date: January 2022
Location: Portnoo Pier