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Konecranes to supply automated WtE cranes to Shenzhen Energy

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In June 2017, Konecranes and Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company signed a contract for the delivery of thirteen Konecranes Waste-to-Energy (WtE) ‘GL’ cranes.

The fully automated cranes will be delivered to Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company’s plants located in the Guangdong Province, China, as part of the group’s expansion with the construction of three very modern sites. One of the three plants will be the largest and most sophisticated in the world, with 5000 t of waste treated per day. To this specific plant, Konecranes is delivering six of the thirteen cranes. All cranes come standard with TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring capability, and an agreement for spare parts was signed. The delivery of the cranes is scheduled to be between April and March 2018.

The Konecranes WtE GL cranes feature deep groves and a pressure roller to prevent over-wrapping. The patented trolley/machinery assembly distributes equal loadings to all trolley wheels. They are also equipped with Konecranes’ standard Smart Features, such as Sway Control, Slack Rope Prevention, Shock Load Prevention and Position Monitoring to improve productivity, increase operator confidence, reduce training time and thus allow the crane to operate to its full potential.

Located in the mountainous region on the outskirts of Shenzhen, the Waste-to-Energy plant is expected to incinerate 5000 tons of waste per day – approximately one third of the waste generated by the city's 20 million inhabitants each year. The facility will use the most advanced technology in waste incineration and power generation with photovoltaic panels, allowing the building to generate its own sustainable supply of energy. It also hosts a series of visitor facilities, including a looping walkway that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the plant, before leading up to a rooftop viewing platform.

Konecranes has a long-standing relationship with Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company throughout the years and it is now the second delivery for the group.


Andrew Zhou, Konecranes Industrial Specialist WtE, said: “It is always very satisfying when a customer trusts our products and commits for a thorough project, with many sets of cranes and a service agreement.”


Joseph Botros, Director Head of WtE Industry, Konecranes, continued: “I am very happy that Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company’s confidence in our technology and maintenance service extends to cover the expansion of its activities. The Waste-to-Energy industry is a strategically important segment for Konecranes across many continents, especially Asia.”

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