800t Goliath crane for Norway
Konecranes has received an order for a Goliath gantry crane from engineering and construction firm Kvaerner in Norway. The crane will be in operation at Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord by November 2013. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
The markets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf show a large number of new oil and gas related onshore and offshore projects coming up during 2012-2020. Kvaerner is preparing for the future growth and investing in upgrades of its facilities, and in lifting and trailing capacity, including a new Goliath gantry crane.
“The investments made into manufacturing capacity and thus to an improved productivity in the Nordic countries are very encouraging. Kvaerner is an excellent example of a successful Nordic company, which continuously develops its operations,” said Jussi Rautiainen, Konecranes general manager, shipyard cranes. “It is a matter of honour for Konecranes to be part of these investments and to supply our customer with a shipyard gantry crane equipped with the latest technology.”
The ordered Goliath gantry crane will more than double the lifting capacity, from 350 to 800 tons. The span will be 153 metres and the height 115 metres. With the new Goliath crane, Kvaerner will be able to conduct two topside projects in parallel, compared to one earlier.