Konecranes’ Electric Cranes Join Scandinavian Port


Two of Konecranes’ Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes are in operation at Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) in Sweden.

Since the autumn of 2017, the cranes have handled scrap and dry bulk materials in Malmö (pictured below).

The two eco-efficient, electric Model 6 four-rope grab cranes provide a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tonnes, an outreach of up to 51 metres, and a high-performance grab curve.

To handle scrap efficiently, they have been supplied with orange peel grabs, which are commonly used for difficult to handle materials, like iron scrap, stones and rocks.

CMP purchased the cranes during the first half of 2017 as part of its long-term investment in its port infrastructure.

Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, has gained three new terminals in the past few years.

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Scrap handling in Sweden: Two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes have been operated by CMP in their terminal in Malmö since the autumn of 2017


In a statement, Teis Lind, Purchasing Manager, CMP, explained that the terminals in Malmö and Copenhagen, which serve as hubs for freight moving to and from national and international ports, are facing a growing need to serve larger vessels.

Lind said: “In the past, we used rail-mounted cranes and other quayside equipment for our operations.

“We decided to opt for state-of-the-art mobile harbor crane technology from Konecranes.

“Our two new cranes provide higher capacity and are particularly robust, a key criterion in continuous-duty scrap and dry bulk handling.

“From the start, they have been efficient and maintenance-friendly, helping us to increase handling rates significantly.”

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Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “We are pleased that one of the largest Scandinavian port operators opted for Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes.

“The new cranes have been fitted with an external power feed to hook them up to the terminal’s grid, helping CMP to become significantly more eco-efficient.”

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