Polish Terminal Invests in Konecranes Eco Crane


Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, has agreed to deliver one of its eco-efficient Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes to HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal SP, Poland.

Part of HES International, one of the largest dry and liquid bulk terminal operators in Europe, the Gdynia facility expects to receive the pre-commissioned machine before the end of 2019.

According to a statement, Konecranes’ mobile harbour crane is suited to operations at HES Gdynia, as it is able to handle different bulk materials and can travel between two quays for improved levels of efficiency.

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This also offers increased flexibility during the unloading process and enables HES Gdynia to offer a better service to its customers.

Sonia Florczuk, Commercial Director of HES Gdynia, said: “Another HES terminal in the Port of Rotterdam already operates a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor crane, and it has consistently demonstrated high performance and reliability.

“Its low cost of ownership and long service life convinced us to invest also in a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane in Poland. It was also customized for the challenging conditions on the quay at our Gdynia terminal.”

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As well as featuring an eco-efficient diesel-electric drive, the new unit is equipped with an external power supply that works to boost efficiency and reduce emissions across the terminal.

Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbor Cranes, added: “With this crane, we are continuing our success story of four-rope grab mobile harbour cranes for continuous-duty bulk handling.

“The deal also reflects the good momentum we have seen lately with Baltic Sea customers, who really appreciate our continuous-duty bulk handling capabilities and ability to specially outfit machines as needed.”

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