Generation 6 for Goeyvaerts

Belgian port equipment and harbour crane rental company Goeyvaerts has ordered two of Konecranes Gottwald latest Generation 6 mobile harbour cranes – see: Latest generation from Konecranes.

Scheduled for delivery in November, the order include hybrid versions of the ESP.6 and ESP.8B (Bulk). The ESP.6 offers a lifting capacity of 125 tonne and a radius of 49 metres, while the larger ESP.8B can handle 150 tonne capacity and has a 54 metre outreach. Both models combine diesel generators with ultracapacitors energy storage units, and can also be run directly from the port’s power grid.
The new ESP.8B will be used for bulk and project cargo handling applications

Chief executive Rudi Goeyvaerts, said: “We need more cranes to meet the rental demand. We’ve been with Konecranes a long time and have been very satisfied with our Generation 4 and 5 mobile harbour cranes. We’ve studied the new Generation 6 cranes and its advantages. Indeed, a very smart development, which will raise the benchmark for reliability and service life in the rental market.”
The ESP.6 will be used for for container and general cargo handling

Alexandros Stogianidis, Konecranes senior sales manager for mobile harbour cranes, added: “This order from Goeyvaerts is a great example of our trustful partnership and how our new Generation 6 cranes meet the needs of the market. Goeyvaerts will benefit from our versatile and high-performance machines, while also cutting fuel and maintenance costs and reducing emissions.”

Founded in 1953, Goeyvaerts began with a fleet of barge cranes for handling work on inland waterways. In 2006, it expanded its offering to offer Gottwald, Sennebogen and Mantsinen cranes as well as a range of harbour tractors, trailers, skid skirts and wheel loaders throughout the Benelux area.


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