24/09/2012 - 10:45 am

Konecranes to supply nine RTGs


Konecranes will supply nine rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Bolloré Group MPS Container Terminal in Tema, Ghana and Benin Container Terminal in Cotonou, Benin. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders.

“This contract is a result of a long term relationship,” said Antoine Bosquet, Konecranes sales director, port cranes, region WEMEA. “Konecranes has already delivered 26 RTGs to container terminals operated by Bolloré Africa Logistics, the leading, private concessions operator in Africa. After the delivery to Tema and Cotonou, Konecranes will proudly have a fleet of 67 RTGs in operation in West Africa.”

The units will be equipped with improved cabin ergonomics, visibility and safety. They will also contain various advanced Konecranes technologies like the Autosteering feature keeping the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path, and the Variable Speed Engine and Fuel Saver technology.

The all-electric, 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tons stacking 1-over-5 containers high and 7 plus truck lane wide.

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