Turkish port operator Atakas Liman sletmeciligi Ve Tic has ordered a 125 tonne Konecranes Gottwald G HSK 7528 B mobile harbour crane.
The Model 7 crane offers a maximum lifting radius of 54 metres, and comes in the four rope variant. It will be delivered later this year, joining a fleet that already includes two Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour cranes. It will be used in on the south eastern coast, mainly handling bulk and later serving large container vessels. The order also includes an option for another crane at a later date.
General manager Vedat Ohri said: “Our aim is to provide the greatest benefits to the Mediterranean, Central Anatolia and south eastern Anatolia regions. To meet our goals, we have chosen reliable and high performance Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology once again. We started our operations with two flexible rubber tyred cranes to handle various types of cargo, but now need rail mounted cranes for continuous duty bulk handling. To enable the new crane to work on our rails, Konecranes will team its mobile harbour crane technology with a portal exactly designed to our needs. We are also preparing to load and unload large container vessels with up to 18 rows at a later date.”
Konecranes regional sales manager Hans-Juergen Schneider added: “We are proud that this ambitious new Turkish port operator selected our technology right from the outset and continues to opt for it, having come to appreciate its assets.”