The purchase of the cranes is part of New York City’s solid waste management program. Waste from the city will be packed into specially designed containers and transported via barge over the Hudson River to NYCT’s Staten Island terminal. The new Konecranes RMGs will unload the sealed containers at the terminal, where the Konecranes RTG cranes will then load them onto trains. The containers will be transported to specific energy-from-waste facilities.
“This is a very exciting contract for us, a breakthrough in fact, and will open up a new business segment for our container handling cranes,” says Jussi Suhonen, Konecranes’ Sales Director, Port Cranes in the Americas.
The cranes, which have been specially designed for heavy-duty operation and have a lifting capacity of 50 tons, will include advanced features such as Konecranes Active Load Control, which enhances personnel safety and improves terminal productivity.