Diesel-electric Diesel-electric crane uses grid power to reduce emissions

Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane The Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane should help reduce emissions at the Port of Rotterdam

A Konecranes diesel-electric crane could help reduce exhaust emissions at the Port of Rotterdam by using power from the port’s grid.

Ordered by multipurpose dry bulk terminal operator European Bulk Services B.V (EBS) to improve operational efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact, the Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane has a diesel-electric engine, lifting capacity of 100t and will be prepared to use power from the port’s grid in the future.

Managing director of EBS, Jan de Wit, said: “To benefit in the most flexible way from our new sheds with their removable sliding roofs, we have now opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane.

“This versatile crane will directly load products from the different compartments of our sheds onto sea-going vessels and vice versa.”

Weighing efficiency

To improve efficiency the crane features a weighing system that will allow EBS to quickly and accurately determine the weight of bulk materials for commercial and billing purposes during crane operations.

The four-rope grab features an outreach of up to 51m and a 50t grab curve. To offer increased bulk handling performance and improved safety, it is equipped with a semi-automated point-to-point handling mode and an anti-sway system, in addition to lifting height, slewing angle and radius limitation.

The crane, due to begin operations in the summer, also has a hold totalising feature for monitoring the loading and unloading processes.

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