HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal SP has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane for continuous-duty bulk handling.
The order was booked in the second quarter, and the crane will be pre-commissioned and handed over by the end of 2019.
Operating on the coast of northern Poland, HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal is part of HES International, one of Europe’s largest independent terminal operators in dry and liquid bulk products.
The Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 crane has the ability to travel between two quays, and is suitable for handling various kinds of dry bulk materials, meaning greater flexibility for the operator and its customers.
The new crane will feature a raised tower cabin for a better view of the vessel, and an extended chassis with an additional axle to cope with special quay loading requirements, a design already proven in other terminals.
In addition to the eco-efficient diesel-electric drive, the crane is equipped with an external power supply, which boosts efficiency even more, while also reducing local exhaust and noise emissions in the terminal.
“Another HES terminal in the Port of Rotterdam already operates a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane, and it has consistently demonstrated high performance and reliability,” said Sonia Florczuk, commercial director of HES Gdynia.
“Its low cost of ownership and long service life convinced us to invest in a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane in Poland. It was also customised for the challenging conditions on the quay at our Gdynia terminal.”
Hans-Juergen Schneider, regional sales manager for Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbour Cranes, commented: “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.”