Belgian port and harbour crane rental company Goeyvaerts has ordered a further two Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour cranes taking the total number of harbour cranes in its fleet to 20.
Scheduled for delivery to the port of Terneuzen and the port of Antwerp later this year, the eight axle, four rope variant HMK 7608B has a maximum lifting capacity of 150 tonnes and a maximum working radius of 51 metres. Both cranes have been ordered with an AC electrical power unit which can connect to the harbour’s mains power supply and will be used to handle bulk materials and containers.
Goeyvaerts co-owner Kevin Goeyvaerts, said: “We already operate a large fleet of Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes, and we’ll have a total of 20 with this new order. As rental cranes, they have to be adaptable to all kinds of applications and easy to move from one place to another. Konecranes has been able to provide us with highly mobile, flexible cranes that show impressive reliability, outstanding performance and eco-efficient drive systems.”
Alexandros Stogianidis, Konecranes Port Solutions sales director for Benelux, added: “We value long-term relationships like this one that show the trust in our products and technical expertise to bring new business with established customers. Goeyvaerts’ impressive fleet of meanwhile 20 Konecranes Gottwald cranes underlines our efforts to ensure our mobile harbour cranes always meet the needs of our customers.”
Founded in 1953, Goeyvaerts began with a fleet of barge cranes for handling work on inland waterways. In 2006, it expanded its offering to the point that it now offers Gottwald, Sennebogen and Mantsinen cranes as well as a range of harbour tractors, trailers, skid skirts and wheel loaders throughout seven ports throughout Benelux area.