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In September and October 2007 Konecranes signed two contracts to supply container-handling cranes to the OJSC Petrolesport (PLP) cargo terminal in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the orders comprises two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and the other six RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in mid-2008. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the orders.

Russian crane order for Konecranes

PLP, which belongs to the Severstaltrans Group of companies, is one of the largest stevedoring companies in the port of St. Petersburg. Cargo traffic is increasing in Russia, so PLP is increasing its terminal capacity in the port. PLP already has six Konecranes cranes in its fleet, one STS and five RTGs.

The newly-ordered STS cranes will be used for loading and unloading Panamax container vessels. They have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and an outreach of 38 m, and are equipped with Konecranes’ AC electrical control system, which allows for smooth and precise movements.

The six 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and can stack 1-over-5 containers high and seven wide plus a truck lane. The price for a Konecranes STS crane is in the range of €5m–€7m, while the cost of a 16-wheel RTG crane varies from €1.1m–€1.4m.

“These orders are very important to us as they further strengthen our cooperation with OJSC Petrolesport,” said Jarmo Juntunen, director, ports at Konecranes. “The orders also confirm our strong position as a key crane supplier in ports in the Baltic Sea area. “

Severstaltrans Group is a leading operator in the transport services markets of Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltic region. It comprises more than 20 companies working in various sectors of the transport business, including ports, stevedoring, road and rail transport, and freight shipping and forwarding.