Konecranes has secured its first-ever mobile harbor crane order in Cambodia, winning a contract to supply two Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes to Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS).
PAS is the only deep-water port in the country and is owned by the Cambodian government, playing a critical role in the national economy.
The cranes are expected to be delivered in Q4 2023.
The two Konecranes Gottwald ESP.5 Mobile Harbor Cranes will be used primarily for container handling but are flexible enough to handle bulk, general, and project cargo – according to the company.
With a working radius of up to 46 metres and a capacity of up to 100 tonnes to serve standard class vessels, the cranes feature strong lifting capacity curves and improved handling rates for a long service life.
Furthermore, the cranes’ external power supply allows them to be operated through harbour mains, reducing exhaust and noise emissions.
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“Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes stood out as the right solution, offering fast operation for quick vessel turnover combined with impressive eco-efficiency,” said Ty Sakun, Deputy Director General of Technique at PAS.
The electric drive system combined with an external power supply allows us to significantly lower on-site exhaust emissions while reducing operational costs.”
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The order is part of the manufacturer’s Ecolifting programme, which aims to decrease the carbon footprints of its customers through eco-optimising diesel drives, hybridisation, and fully-electrified fleets.
Konecranes said it will also provide training for local technicians and operators and an extensive spare parts package to speed up maintenance and minimise downtime.
Earlier this month, Konecranes acquired the industrial and nuclear crane and crane service operations manufacturing company, Whiting Corporation.
This acquisition will reportedly give Konecranes access to a large installed base of Whiting’s cranes, and access to new customers and growth opportunities for its Industrial Service and Equipment business area.