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Shhh! Two very quiet cranes for Oslo

Shhh! Two very quiet cranes for Oslo

Konecranes has tasked itself with supplying two of the ‘most silent’ and eco-efficient ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for the Sjursöya container terminal, which is located in the Port of Oslo close to densely populated areas in the Norwegian capital.

Taking environmental responsibilities seriously, especially its noise emissions and carbon dioxide footprint, the port and the Sjursöya terminal set extremely stringent noise and CO2 emissions limits for the new cranes. The order includes an option for an additional unit.

“Silence is golden; our goal is to deliver the world’s most silent STS cranes to the Port of Oslo. We have applied the most advanced noise reduction knowledge and technology in order to meet the port’s tough requirements,” said Juha Aatola, Konecranes’ general manager for STS cranes.

Fabrication and erection of the two Panamax cranes will take place in Finland. To be delivered in autumn 2015, they will be equipped with ship profiling and trim/list/skew systems, as well as LED lights for improved eco-efficiency. With an outreach of 40 m and lifting capacity of 64 tonnes, the cranes will have twin-lift operation for maximum handling capability.