Konecranes wins RTG order for Canada’s flagship container terminal in Vancouver

Konecranes wins RTG order for Canada’s flagship container terminal in Vancouver

Nov 9, 2015
Energy & resource efficiency

Konecranes will deliver four RTG cranes for GCT Canada Limited Partnership's GCT Deltaport facility located in Port Metro Vancouver, Canada. 

Destined for the country’s flagship container terminal, this will be Konecranes’ first RTG delivery to the West Coast of Canada. The cranes will be delivered fully-erect in the spring of 2016.

The CSA-approved, hydraulics-free Konecranes RTGs on order are 16-wheel machines with a lifting capacity of 40 LT, lifting 1-over-5 high and 7-plus-truck lane wide. They will be equipped with a Tier 4f diesel genset and Konecranes’ Diesel Fuel Saver technology. The RTGs will also be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which eliminates container sway to increase container handling performance.

"We believe the solution offers our operations the optimal balance of safety, performance, and quality to best service our customers," said Eric Waltz, President of GCT Canada.

Each Konecranes RTG will have a Crane Management System (CMS) that will be linked with a Remote CMS system in GCT Deltaport’s central maintenance building. This will allow simultaneous monitoring of all the cranes with implications for improving maintenance. Additional hardware will be installed in the cranes to enable communication between the cranes and GCT Deltaport’s Terminal Operating System (TOS).

Image: Konecranes

Source: Konecranes

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