After a successful handover in Q4 2023, Finnish stevedoring company Steveco Oy started operating their new Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane at their RoRo terminal in HaminaKotka, southern Finland, as they continue to modernize their equipment, increase handling capacity and improve operational flexibility.
Steveco’s Hietanen terminal is part of a key transport hub for the Baltic Sea region. To ensure the highest standard of service for their customers, Steveco added a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to their cargo handling fleet. An easily adaptable, high-performance solution, the crane mostly handles containers but can also manage general and heavy project cargo.
“With an ever-increasing volume of annual throughput at our Hietanen terminal, we require the latest equipment to support it. The new Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane has already made a noticeable difference to our RoRo capacity. Its geometry and ergonomics help our drivers and its productivity impresses our customers. This crane is exactly what we need moving forward,” says Jukka Muuri, Foreman, Technical Staff, Steveco.
“Our partnership with Steveco is strong, as they have had Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes on-site for many years. We are pleased to support Steveco’s growth with new crane, which is growing in popularity in northern Europe given its high performance and reliability,” says Hans-Jürgen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
The Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane has a working radius of up to 54m and a maximum capacity of 125t to serve container ships up to Panamax class. The ESP.8 is particularly suited to RoRo vessels with high ship sides, as its high boom pivot point helps reach the containers on top, while an elevated tower cab offers an excellent view of the working environment. Strong lifting capacity curves improve handling rates and a high classification ensures long service life. The crane is powered by a hybrid drive that consists of an EU Stage V diesel engine combined with ultracapacitors that provide additional power for heavy lifts. The ultracaps are also refilled by the collection of lowering and braking energy.
A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.