Italian terminal operator TDG has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald ESP 8 eco-efficient Generation 6 Mobile Harbour Crane for its port operations in La Spezia, north west Italy. Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter, 2023.
The new crane can handle 150 tonnes and work at a radius of 54 metre. It will be equipped with an external electric power supply in addition to its onboard hybrid system, consisting of an EU Stage V diesel engine paired with ultracapacitors that are topped up with energy generated from lowering loads and braking. It is aimed at increasing capacity and improving flexibility at the terminal. It can handle containers, general cargo and heavy project cargo, while its external power supply improve performance and reduce emissions.
Andrea Natale of TDG said: “We are excited to utilise the latest eco-efficient mobile harbour crane technology to support our terminal enlargement project in La Spezia. We were convinced by the combination of productivity, flexibility and eco-efficiency that the Generation 6 offers.”