Tyrholm & Farstad AS, a Norwegian logistics provider, has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for its new Flatholmen terminal in Ålesund.
The electric crane is set to expand capacity and reduce carbon emissions at the terminal.
The order was booked in Q3 2023, and delivery will take place in Q2 2024.
Tyrholm & Farstad ordered this first crane for its new terminal to extend business and meet local industry demands for its logistics services.
According to Konecranes, the electric crane will handle containers and general cargoes for the Møre og Romsdal region.
Jan Arve Hoseth, CEO, Tyrholm & Farstad AS, said: “Our new terminal is an important investment for the future, so we need efficient and sustainable equipment to support it.
“Konecranes could provide a future-proof mobile harbour crane that combines the best available lifting technology with an innovative electric drive concept and excellent backup support from their local partner. This convinced us that the Generation 6 would be the right choice for our new operation.”
Hans-Jürgen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes, commented: “This order illustrates the strength of our long-term partnership with local partner AS BULL.
“Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes are popular in Norway and it’s exciting to see our new Generation 6 cranes installed in the new terminal, offering high performance, outstanding reliability and lower emissions for many years to come.”
The Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbour Crane, Generation 6, has a working radius of up to 49 metres and a maximum capacity of 125 tonnes, allowing it to serve cargo ships up to Panamax class.
Long service life is ensured by strong lifting capacity curves, enhanced handling rates, and a high classification. Normal functioning is entirely electric when connected to an external power supply.
This is supported by Konecranes’ hybrid drive, which comprises of a contemporary diesel engine linked with an ultracapacitor that can be recharged by energy recovered during lowering and braking actions and provides extra power when needed.