Port of Dover selects Konecranes for new cargo terminal
In March 2018, Konecranes was selected to supply two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Cranes for the Port of Dover’s new cargo facilities as part of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development.
The eco-efficient diesel-electric Model 5 mobile harbor cranes will handle mainly containers and palletised fruit at Port of Dover’s new multi-purpose refrigerated cargo terminal, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019. The cranes will operate with the hybrid drive technology to maximize fuel economy, reduce exhaust emissions and help the Port create a quieter operating environment.
The terminal will be served by completely new marine and land infrastructure including two deep-water cargo berths.
DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover and represents the next exciting evolution of the Port, delivering long-term capacity for a key international gateway handling trade to the value of approximately EUR 138 bn (£ 122 bn) and representing up to 17 percent of UK trade in goods.
DWDR’s berths include berth A, 251 m and Berth C: 300 m in length, plus a dolphin. The Model 5 mobile harbor cranes in the G HMK 5506 two-rope variant provide a strong lifting profile with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t, and an outreach of up to 51 m.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2017, Group sales totaled EUR 3,136 million. The Group has 16,200 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).