Konecranes has won a new order for the delivery of two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes to Winning Logistics Company Limited (Myanmar). This order was placed in the first quarter of 2018 and with these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight cranes in a short period.
The new gear will be used primarily for bauxite handling activities off the coast of Guinea by transhipping bauxite from river barges to cape size vessels.
Designed for use on the open sea, the Model 8 floating cranes have a maximum outreach of 43 m and a powerful 63 tonne grab curve. They are designed in accordance with Lloyd’s Register Code for lifting appliances in a marine environment. This allows them to operate at wind speeds of up to 24 m / s and at maximum wave heights of 2.5 m.
The Nigerian company First Index Project and Services Ltd., operating as a public sector supplier, has placed an order for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 mobile harbor crane for the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). The main components will be shipped to Lagos and transported by land to Baro, situated 650 km inland on the River Niger. The crane will mainly handle containers as well as various common goods.
“The Port of Baro is vital for Nigeria’s economy. In Baro, freight that arrives on the Niger River from the Atlantic is forwarded inland by train and road, and vice versa. To ensure productive and reliable cargo handling at this hub, we have opted for the first time for a Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane. The versatile Model 2 crane is the perfect choice for our terminal, where highly efficient operation is required,” says Boss Mustpha, former Managing Director of NIWA. The diesel-electric Model 2 two-rope crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 80 tons and an outreach of up to 40 m.
In March, Konecranes was selected to supply two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor cranes for the Port of Dover’s new cargo facilities as part of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. The Model 5 mobile harbor cranes, which have a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t and an outreach of up to 51 m, operate with a hybrid drive technology that reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions while reducing noise pollution at the port. They will be used to handle mainly containers and palletised fruit on the new multi-purpose refrigerated cargo terminal, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019. The DWDR is the largest single investment ever made by the Port of Dover and will ultimately be a very important instrument to cope with the constant increase in port traffic in the UK.