Konecranes, a smart port solutions provider, has announced that it will deliver its first Gottwald Portal Harbour Crane to Sweden after receiving an order from Uddevalla Hamn Terminal AB.
The eco-efficient rail-mounted Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbour Crane, which is scheduled to arrive in Autumn 2019, is expected to be commissioned and ready to enter operations by the end of year.
With business continuing to expand in the south-west region of Sweden, the Port of Uddevalla has recognized the need for additional lifting equipment to support project cargo and container handling operations.
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Ulf Stenberg, Managing Director of Uddevalla Hamn, said: “We had a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane installed in 1986. Its longevity is impressive – it still works well, though of course, we’ve kept up maintenance.
“We like this crane a lot, but it can only lift 40 tons and we wanted a more powerful crane to help us manage the growing demands for cargo handling in our terminal.”
The new machine, specially selected to meet the port’s specific quay infrastructure and existing rails, increases performance with its maximum lifting capacity of 100 tons.
In addition to this, Uddevalla has also chosen a crane which is equipped with an external power supply, reducing the ecological impact and cost of operations, as well as resulting in less noise pollution.
Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbour Cranes, also made a statement: ““This is very exciting for us and our local distributor, Port-Trade ApS Denmark.
“It’s the first Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Crane in Sweden and the market is now wide open for this type of crane.”