KONECRANES DELIVERS TURKEY'S FIRST ELECTRICALLY-FED RTGS
Konecranes delivers Turkey's first electrically-fed RTGs
In July 2010 Konecranes received its second RTG order from Turkey this year.
The order is for five electrically-fed RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes to be
delivered to port operator NEMPORT in Nemrut, Aliaga Bay, Turkey. These
Konecranes RTGs will be the first electrically-fed, eco-efficient RTGs to be
operated in Turkey. Delivery is scheduled for March 2011. The parties have
agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
Konecranes' electrically-fed RTGs, equipped with cable reels, reduce local
emissions by up to 95 per cent: the cranes run on electricity from the local
grid, not from a diesel generator. They do not use hydraulics.
NEMPORT is a forward-thinking port operator that emphasizes eco-efficient
technology in its operations at its new container terminal in Nemrut Aliaga
bay, located close to the Izmir area. The new terminal, also called NEMPORT
(Liman Isletmeleri & Özel Antrepo Nakliye Tic. A.S.) will handle import and
export traffic for the domestic Turkish market and local industry.
NEMPORT selected Konecranes as its RTG provider due to the eco-efficiency,
reliability and quality of the solution as well as Konecranes' excellent
reputation in the container terminal business and strong references worldwide.
“This is a very important breakthrough for Konecranes: it's our second delivery
to Turkey this year and the first ever electrically-fed RTGs in Turkey.
Furthermore, it expands our electrically-fed RTG fleet in Europe to 20 units,”
says Kim Salvén, Sales Manager, Port cranes, Konecranes. “This order is
evidence that NEMPORT appreciates the eco-efficiency and performance of our
RTGs and overall offering for container terminals, as well as our good
The RTG cranes in this delivery have a lifting capacity of 40 tons. They can
stack one-over-6 containers high and seven plus truck lane wide.
For more information:
Kim Salvén, Sales Manager, Port cranes, Konecranes
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +358 20 427 2552
Investors and Analysts:
Miikka Kinnunen, Director, Investor Relations, Konecranes
E-mail: email@example.com or phone +358 20 427 2050
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The cable reel RTG reduces local emissions by up to 95 per cent.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad
range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards,
ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting
solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all
makes. In 2009, Group sales totaled EUR 1,671 million. The Group has 9,600
employees, at 545 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd (symbol: KCR1V).