DP World has awarded a contract to retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour crane at Liège Container Terminal in Belgium.
The project aims to enable the crane to connect with the electricity grid to help reducing emissions and noise levels in the terminal area.
The retrofitting will incorporate a cable reel system, which will enable the crane to move 150m from the point of connection.
According to a statement, the existing diesel engine is expected to be used as the backup power supply to the crane in the event that the electricity supply fails or the electrical system undergoes maintenance.
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The Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 Mobile Harbour Crane, acquired in 2016, has been operating at DPW LCT’s South Terminal. The crane is expected to be transferred to the North Terminal from the South Terminal in September.
Olivier Hia, DP World Liège Container Terminal general manager, said, “DPW LCT always strives to reduce its environmental impact on the community that it is part of.
“The project to electrify our hard-working mobile harbour crane will make it quieter and reduce its local emissions.
“This is another example of our commitment to social responsibility and eco-efficient operations.
“We are pleased to be working once again with Konecranes, and I have no doubt that our customers and community will be the winners in the end.