Crane rental company Goeyvaerts-R bvba (Goeyvaerts) has ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to help meet customer demand.
One MHC will be delivered to the Port of Terneuzen, the Netherlands, in the spring while the second will be delivered to the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, in mid-2020.
Kevin Goeyvaerts, co-owner and COO of Goeyvaerts, said: “We already operate a large fleet of Konecranes Gottwald MHCs, and we’ll have a total of 20 with this new order.
“As rental cranes, they have to be adaptable to all kinds of applications and easy to move from one place to another. Konecranes has been able to provide us with highly mobile, flexible cranes that show impressive reliability, outstanding performance and eco-efficient drive systems.”
The two new Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 MHCs are in the 4-rope variant G HMK 7608 B and are multi-purpose cranes that can lift up to 150 tonnes.
The cranes will also have built-in readiness for an external power supply to allow an easy conversion to an electric operation.
Goeyvaerts’ customers will be able to utilise them to handle bulk materials and containers as well as general and project cargo.
Commissioning will be completed in Terneuzen in June of this year, and in Antwerp in September.
Alexandros Stogianidis, Benelux sales director for Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “We value long-term relationships like this one that show the trust in our products and technical expertise to bring new business with established customers.
“Goeyvaerts’ impressive fleet of meanwhile 20 Konecranes Gottwald cranes underlines our efforts to ensure our MHCs always meet the needs of our customers.”
Goeyvaerts first started offering harbour cranes in 2006 and now operate in seven European ports: Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge in Belgium, and Terneuzen, Vlissingen, Rotterdam and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.