Konecranes will deliver a Goliath gantry crane to Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, following an order booked in Q4 2019. It will handle large ship blocks and panels over the dry dock, playing a leading role in ship assembly at this storied shipyard.
The Goliath gantry carne will be manufactured in Europe by Konecranes and delivered with the cooperation of both parties including the assembly on-site and the erection work. Heavy lift operations will start in summer 2021, and the crane is scheduled to enter into service in spring 2022. It will have a lifting capacity of 1050 tons, with a rail-span of 130m and a height of 81m under the main girder.
Mr Bertrand Paquet, VP Purchasing, Chantiers de l’Atlantique said: “This order placed with Konecranes is part of an ambitious investment plan of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. With a height of ten meters higher than the other gantry crane of the yard, the new Goliath crane will allow us to lift and install all of the superstructure parts of the large vessels we will build in the coming years.”