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Konecranes delivers portal harbour crane to Spanish port

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On 16 October 2017, the Spanish bulk terminal operator European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) in the port of Gijón put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Portal Harbor Crane into service. The crane, originally ordered in October 2016, will mainly be used for iron ore and coal unloading. This is the first portal harbor crane delivered by Konecranes to Spain.

Konecranes delivers portal harbour crane to Spanish port

The new machine is the first Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbour Crane purchased by EBHI. It will help the terminal to continue increasing its handling volume.

José Manuel del Arco, Managing Director, EBHI said: “Our handling rates have increased sustainably in the past few years. To serve this increasing demand over the long-term, we are now opting for bulk handling technology from Konecranes. We were particularly impressed by the short delivery lead-time for the crane, the high handling rates and the very eco-efficient electric drive system, which uses power from our terminal’s mains supply.”

Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director, Mobile Harbour Cranes, Konecranes, added: “Our business in Spain is developing very well these days. We are proud that EBHI, another leading terminal, has decided to adopt our portal harbour crane technology. Around fifty examples of this technology are working around the world in large bulk terminals that supply raw materials to power stations and feedstock to industrial plants.”

The new Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbour Crane for EBHI, a Model 8 crane in a four-rope-grab variant, offers a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t with a powerful 63 t grab curve and an operating radius of up to 50 m. The portal has a track gauge of 22 m and a clearance height of 6.125 m.

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