15/03/2013 - 08:57 am

Konecranes to supply Goliath gantry crane to Brazilian shipyard

Konecranes has received an order for a Goliath gantry crane from Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu (EEP). The high-tech Goliath crane, which will be one of the largest gantry cranes in the world, will be taken into operation in July 2014.

The order continues the series of Konecranes Goliath gantry cranes being delivered to Brazil, where several greenfield shipyards are being built. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.

The crane will be equipped with the latest in crane technology. With a lifting capacity of 1,800 tons, a lifting height of 114m, and crane structures that will reach a height of 150m, the crane will be a landmark in the area.

"We made a commitment some time ago to support EEP in their search for an optimal lifting solution for heavy assembly cranes. We are now very happy to have signed the agreement for the delivery of the crane," said Jussi Rautiainen, Konecranes general manager, shipyard cranes. "Supplying the key equipment to the shipyard enables us to integrate other lifting equipment and services around it."

The crane is designed and built to operate independently in lifting heavy dry dock assemblies. However, some design features were specially implemented to ensure optimal lifting also in the future and should the shipyard increase its capacity, the crane can be used together with another crane.

The new EEP shipyard has been under construction since 2012. The shipyard will begin operations in 2014 with a focus on building and assembling offshore units such as platforms, ships and drill rigs.

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