26 Aug 2010

Konecranes to supply RTG cranes to Indonesia

19.07.2010 – In June 2010, Konecranes received an order for five RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from the Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero), (“Pelindo 1”). The cranes will be delivered to Belawan International Container Terminal, (“BICT”), which is owned by Pelindo 1. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
BICT is located in the city of Medan on the west end of the Malacca strait — an excellent location considering the world cargo main routes passing by as well as the huge port of Singapore being at the same strait. BICT is presently increasing capacity in their terminal and thus investing in new equipment.
“We are proud to deliver these new eco-efficient RTG cranes to BICT,” says Thomas Gylling, who is responsible for container handling port crane sales in Southeast Asia. “The cranes will be a performance boosting addition to BICT’s existing yard crane fleet and will increase container handling capacity in the terminal. This order is increasing the Konecranes RTG population in Indonesia to more than 20 RTGs delivered, and is at the same time our first RTG delivery to Sumatra.”
The five 8-wheel RTGs can stack six plus one containers high and six containers wide plus truck lane. The cranes have a lifting capacity of 40 tons. A very significant feature of Konecranes RTG cranes is that they have not had any hydraulic systems since 1995. This is a big advantage, especially in harsh marine conditions, because it offers higher reliability as well as lower maintenance and spare parts costs. The rubber tire wheel turning with the crane travel machinery eliminates the separate maintenance intensive hydraulic mechanisms. When changing stack, the crane wheels are rotating while they are turning. This causes less wear to the rubber tires as well as to the container yard compared with traditional solutions. As a result this will enable a longer lifetime for the rubber tires as well as the yard surface.
Further information:
Thomas Gylling, responsible for Konecranes container handling crane sales in South East Asia
E-mail: thomas.gylling@konecranes.com or phone +358 20 427 2219
Investors and Analysts:
Miikka Kinnunen, Director, Investor Relations
E-mail: miikka.kinnunen@konecranes.com or phone +358 20 427 2050
This press release and a downloadable photo are available on the website www.konecranes.com.
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 and machine tools of all makes. In 2009, Group sales totaled EUR 1,671 million. The Group has 9,600 employees, at 545 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (symbol KCR1V).