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Brindisi operator returns to Konecranes for MHC

Konecranes has reported an order for a second mobile harbour crane for SIR SpA Servizi Industriali (SIR) in the southeast Italian port of Brindisi.

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Transport of the tower of the Model 5 mobile harbour crane
Transport of the tower of the Model 5 mobile harbour crane

SIR ordered another eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane in Q1 2020, with delivery scheduled for May and commissioning in June. The crane will mainly handle dry bulk materials but will also be used for general and project cargo.


Founded in 2005, SIR is a leading provider of industry-related environmental services. A decade later, it expanded its operations to include port services at the port of Brindisi on the Adriatic Sea. Since then, its port business has rapidly expanded, and two years ago, it bought a Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 mobile harbour crane.


“We’ve been very pleased with our first Konecranes purchase,” said Antonio Roma, managing director and owner of SIR. “With its maximum lifting capacity of 80t, it offers us already high flexibility in bulk materials and general cargo handling.


“But now, we need to increase capacity. We decided on Konecranes again because we were looking for a high-performance crane that would allow us to handle much larger volumes of bulk, as well as more general and heavier project cargo when required.”


Its second Konecranes Gottwald MHC will be a Model 5 in the G HMK 5506 variant, equipped with a motor grab. Its working radius of up to 51m will provide the reach needed for ships up to post-Panamax class, and raises the maximum load it can handle up to


Smart crane features, including a hoisting height assistant and land-side lowering, are designed to make the job of the operator easier and safer. The crane will have built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to operation via the harbour mains will be straightforward when resources allow.


Web reporting will provide relevant crane data to increase both performance and serviceability. It also fulfils the criteria set out in Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan, a state strategy that encourages industrial innovation.


“We are proud of this repeat order,” said Gino Gherri, regional sales manager at Konecranes Port Solutions. “It demonstrates the strength of our partnership with SIR and highlights the value of cultivating long-term business relationships to help customers build their success with Konecranes.”


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