CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal is set to acquire six new Konecranes rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes as port of CSP Spain’s 2020-2023 investment plan.
The investment plan, announced in June 2019, will see an estimated spend of €62 million ($73 million) at the Port of Valencia.
The 6 Konecranes RTGs that were offloaded on 31 August, with assembly and erection starting immediately in the CSP Spain Terminal in Valencia, is an important part of this investment plan.
The main objective is to improve service to the terminal users. The terminal has a yard of 145 hectares, thanks to a 15-hectare extension that went into service in December 2019.
The six new cranes are RTG cranes with steel structures weighing 135t. Their main features are: 41t load capacity, lifting height up to 18.1m (5 + 1 containers), and gauge between the legs for 6 containers and truck passage.
These all-electric Konecranes RTGs are very eco-efficient thanks to efficient diesel engines with an advanced Diesel Fuel Saver system, 100% LED lighting, and low maintenance needs, according to Konecranes.
The six Konecranes RTGs will enter service during the last quarter of 2020 once assembly and erection operations are completed.
Along with this new equipment, CSP Spain’s investment plan in Valencia includes the acquisition of three “MalaccaMax” type Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, which will arrive in the last quarter of 2022, a further eight new RTGs that will be added to the six new RTGs which have already arrived, the implementation of Navis N4 as a new Terminal Operating System (TOS) and the purchase of more equipment such as lift trucks, reach stackers and empty container handlers.
This investment plan, together with the more than €100 million ($118 million) already invested in the last five years, will allow the port to be more competitive at all levels and increase its operating capacity by 30% to 5 million TEUs from the current approximately 2.5 million TEUs.