Bane NOR has ordered two brand new Kuenz semi-automated rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to replace two existing 30 year-old cranes at Alnabru Intermodal Terminal, Norway.
The new cranes are without cabins and will be operated by the terminal operator from a Remote Operating Statio (ROS), which will help improve the terminal’s productivity at a lower cost.
The use of an ROS will also improve safety thanks to a dedicated concept and efficient cameras system which has already been implemented on many Kuenz intermodal RMG cranes in Europe and the US.
Vincent Pelletier, area sales manager at Kuenz, said: “Bane NOR has placed its trust in Kuenz due to the quality of our cranes, our wide and long experience in the intermodal market and the proven automation solutions dedicated for intermodal terminals.”
Both Kuenz RMG cranes will frature a non-spanned double girder, a rail span of 32,52 m with one single cantilever of 12,8 m and will be equipped with a piggyback spreader.
A terminal operating system (TOS)/CMS interface will allow both reliable data flow and tracing.
“We at Kuenz are delighted to participate in the modernisation of Alnabru Intermodal Terminal and further strengthen our presence in Scandinavia after having already delivered two cranes to Stockholm and two others to Malmö in Sweden,” Pelletier added.
Alnabru Intermodal Terminal, located near Oslo, is a very important logistic hub that handles more than 450,000 teu per year.
The cranes will be delivered in the second quarter of 2022 and civil works and the cranes’ assembly will take place more or less at the same time.
Once new rails have been installed, both cranes will be moved from a dedicated area via a Self-Propelled-Modular-Transporter (SPMT) onto the rail track, almost ready for operation.
Bane NOR manages Norway’s national railway network on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.