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GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

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GH Cranes & Equipment recently unveiled the GH70e, its first all-electric mobile boat transport hoist. The lift has a capacity of 65 tons and is powered by a modular battery system that is supplemented by a solar array. The GH70e’s batteries replace the diesel engine found in conventional marine boat hoists, eliminating C02 emissions, operating noise and hydraulic leaks.

“At GH we have been clear about our responsibility as a company for a considerable number of years, and we continuously work to leave the smallest footprint possible both during the manufacture of our products and throughout their useful life and when they are scrapped,” Ander Etxebarria, director of the GH e-Motion Business Unit, said in a statement. “In this regard, both the launch of the electric marine boat hoist and the incorporation of solar panels are the result of GH’s search to provide the market with a more sustainable alternative for its products.”

The idea of developing a mobile, all-electric marine boat hoist was conceived in 2019. Joseba Amunarriz, Haritz Garai, Xabier Iglesias, Miguel Ángel Ormazabal and Xabier Senar, together with the GH research and development team, are the people who worked on the electrical development of the GH70e.

Etxebarria regards the launch of this new electric marine boat hoist as a worldwide milestone because “although there are electric marine boat hoists that have made the transition from hydraulic to electric, there are none with a scale comparable to the one that we have produced.”

With a capacity of 65 tons, the new GH70e electric marine boat hoist has all the functionalities that a typical hydraulic boat hoist would have. The electric turning system and variable span allows a yard to fit more boats in less space, which helps increase a yard’s profitability. Additionally, the solar panel support system is designed to recharge up to 20% of the daily energy used by the lift.

With fewer moving parts, G&H says the GH70e requires less maintenance and is equipped with numerous safety components, including solid tires.

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