Konecranes will deliver a new 1,088-tonne Goliath gantry crane to Meyer Turku Oy.
The design, precision drive components, electrical installation and automation system, as well as the structural components will be supplied by Konecranes, while Meyer Turku will manufacture the main girder in its own hull production.
The new crane will be taken into use in May, 2018. The order also includes a modernisation of the Turku shipyard’s current 600 ton crane, service and maintenance parts.
Jan Meyer, CEO of Turku shipyard, said: “The first major step of our big investment program for Turku yard is becoming concrete. The new crane will allow for more industrialisation and increase output capacity.
“The new crane will be a nice continuation of our collaboration with Konecranes that already started in the 1970’s with the building of our old 600-ton crane. Building part of the crane with our own workforce will also help us smoothen our workload.”
Panu Routila, CEO of Konecranes, said: “This is a very important order for the Finnish industry. First of all, it is nice to see that the lifetime of the Goliath that we delivered 40 years ago will be prolonged.
“We also look forward to delivering a totally new, high-tech and actually the largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries to the site. Together the two cranes will help Meyer Turku reach higher production levels.”
The new gantry crane together with the old crane will triple the shipyard’s lifting capacity per day and will allow building and lifting bigger blocks with more outfitting.
The new Goliath crane will be equipped with Konecranes Truconnect remote monitoring, allowing Konecranes to offer expertise and help to reduce unplanned downtime, even in the harshest conditions.