Konecranes' machinery for Gijón

The Spanish bulk terminal operator European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) has put Gottwald Model 8 Portal Harbor Crane into service on October 16th.

The crane of 100 tonnes lifting capacity was 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.

"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," José Manuel del Arco, Managing Director, EBHI, said.

Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director, Mobile Harbor 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 harbor 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".

Photo: Konecranes