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.
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.”
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.