Konecranes has delivered two Model 8 Gottwald Floating Cranes to the Winning Logistics Company in Guinea, Africa.
The new cranes will contribute to the continuing growth of Winning Logistics’ bauxite handling activities, which plays an important role in the Guinea’s supply chain, transhipping bauxite from river barges to cape size vessels.
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Vice President of Winning Logistics, Wang Chuanyang, commented: “Our existing cranes have proven themselves to be particularly productive and reliable in the very rough open-sea environment.
“This is why we have opted time and again for floating cranes from Konecranes.”
Sales and Marketing Director for Mobile Harbor Cranes at Konecranes Port Solutions, Giuseppe Di Lisa, commented: “Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes are derived from our mobile harbour crane technology and highlight our pioneering role in this field.
“The first floating cranes went into operation on the Mississippi River in 2004.
“Thereafter, they quickly found their way to the open sea.
“Winning’s decision to continue to rely on Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes confirms Konecranes’ leading role in this segment.”
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Designed for use on the open sea, the model 8 harbour crane can be operated at wind speeds of up to 24 m/s and maximum wave heights of 2.5 metres — and features a maximum outreach of 43m and a 63 tonne grab curve.