The procurement of container handling equipment is part of NCC’s plan for terminal expansion and development, with the new equipment set to increase throughput capacity and improve productivity. Konecranes will deliver one STS crane and ten RTGs to FCT, four STS cranes to BCT’s greenfield terminal in Ust-Luga and four RTGs to Shushary, which is located in the St. Petersburg region, during 2008 and 2009.
The STS cranes, with a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and outreaches of 40 m or 38 m, will be used for loading/unloading Panamax container vessels. The RTG cranes have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes, and can stack 1-over-5 containers high and seven wide plus a truck lane.
NCC had previously ordered four STS cranes for the FCT terminal in St. Petersburg, two of which Konecranes will deliver at the end of 2007 and two in 2008. The company has been supplying FCT with cranes, upgrades and services since the 1980s.