Bulk Terminal Crane Delivery Marks First for Spain


Konecranes has delivered its first portal harbor crane to Spain in a deal with Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) — a Spanish bulk terminal operator in the port of Gijón.

The new machine was also ENHI’s first Gottwald Portal Harbor Crane purchase with crane specialist Konecranes.

ENHI’s crane started service at the bulk terminal on October 16, 2017, for operations that mostly involve unloading iron ore and coal and help the terminal to continue increasing its handling volume.

The Model 8 crane, in a four-rope-grab variant, offers a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tons with a 63-ton grab curve and an operating radius of up to 50 metres.

Its portal has a track gauge of 22 metres and a clearance height of 6.125 metres.

The design of the Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Cranes allows for integration in the complex infrastructures of bulk terminals.

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José Manuel del Arco, Managing Director, EBHI said: “Our handling rates have increased sustainably in the past few years.

“To serve this increasing demand over the long-term, we are now opting for bulk handling technology from Konecranes.

“We were particularly impressed by the short delivery lead-time for the crane, the high handling rates and the very eco-efficient electric drive system, which uses power from our terminal’s mains supply.”

Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes, said: “Our business in Spain is developing very well these days.

“We are proud that EBHI, another leading terminal, has decided to adopt our portal harbor crane technology.

“Around fifty examples of this technology are working around the world in large bulk terminals that supply raw materials to power stations and feedstock to industrial plants.”

Read more: Finnish container handling equipment and services giant Konecranes has posted a stable interim result for 2017 thanks to acquisitions, despite deciding to close underperforming services businesses

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