Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald floating cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time.
The new order follows an order placed with Konecranes only last autumn. The floating cranes contribute to the continuing growth of Winning’s bauxite handl- ing activities off the coast of Guinea, Africa. They play a key role in the supply chain, trans- shipping bauxite from river barges to Capesize vessels on the open sea.
Wang Chuanyang, Vice President, Winning Logistics explains: “Our existing cranes have proven themselves to be particularly productive and reliable in the very rough open-sea environ- ment. This is why we have opted time and again for floating cranes from Konecranes.”
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions, says: “Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes are derived from our mobile harbour crane technology and highlight our pioneering role in this field. The first floating cranes went into operation on the Mississippi River in 2004. Thereafter, they quickly found their way to the open sea. Winning’s decision to continue to rely on Konecranes Gottwald floating cranes confirms Konecranes’ leading role in this segment.”
Built for use on the open sea, the Model 8 floating cranes with a maximum outreach of 43m and a powerful 63- tonne grab curve are designed in accordance with Lloyd’s Register Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment. This allows them to operate at wind speeds of up to 24m/s and at maximum wave heights of 2.5m.
Konecranes is a world-renowned group of Lifting BusinessesTM, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. It provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions and well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2017, group sales totalled €3,136 million.