European Bulk Services B.V (EBS), a major multipurpose dry bulk terminal operator at the port of Rotterdam, has ordered a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane to begin operations in the summer.
Managing Director of EBS, Jan de Wit said: “We have significantly expanded and modernized our storage infrastructure to strengthen our position as a leading provider of covered storage for dry bulk products in the Port of Rotterdam.
“To benefit in the most flexible way from our new sheds with their removable sliding roofs, we have now opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane.
“This versatile crane will directly load products from the different compartments of our sheds onto sea-going vessels and vice versa.”
The four-rope grab uses a diesel-electric engine and will be prepared to use power from the port’s grid in the future — helping to reduce eliminate exhaust emissions at the port.
The crane features a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes, an outreach of up to 51m and a high-performance 50-tonne grab curve.
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Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions, Alexandros Stogianidis said: “We are pleased that, with EBS, we have convinced a new customer to opt for mobile harbour crane technology from Konecranes.
“To offer increased bulk handling performance and improved safety, the new crane will be equipped with a number of smart crane features for assisted crane motions and working range limitation.
“These include a semi-automated point-to-point handling mode and an anti-sway system, in addition to lifting height, slewing angle and radius limitation.
“The crane will also take advantage of a hold totalizing feature for monitoring the loading and unloading processes.
“Finally, it will feature a verifiable weighing system that will allow EBS to quickly and accurately determine the weight of bulk materials for commercial and billing purposes during crane operation.”