First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy

First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC to Genoa, Italy
The MHC is the first Generation 6 crane for Italy

Terminal San Giorgio S.r.l (TSG) has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 mobile harbour crane (MHC), marking the first Generation 6 crane to go to Italy.

Ordered in November 2021 for TSG’s terminal in Genoa, MHC has a working radius of 54 m and a capacity of 150 tonnes.

Maurizio Anselmo, managing director of TSG, said: “We already operate two Generation 5 Konecranes Gottwald MHCs in Genoa, and they’ve always performed above and beyond our expectations, so we’re proud to be the first customer in Italy to order a new Generation 6.

“With its improved performance and additional features, we can’t wait to see how it handles containers and project cargo at our terminal.”

The new crane will be delivered in June 2022 and will feature innovative digital features and a fuel-optimised diesel generator set that brings it in line with EU Stage V emission standards and Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan.

It also has built-in readiness for an external power supply so that conversion to electric operation will be easy when resources allow.

An additional service agreement will ensure that the cranes stay in good condition and provide TSG with maximum uptime.

Gino Gherri, regional sales manager for Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Our partnership with TSG is strong. With this new order, TSG will be able to experience the full potential of our Generation 6 crane in their operations.

“The order also shows the value of our sustained product development, as we continue to improve the productivity, reliability and fuel efficiency of our cranes.”

A natural successor to the two Generation 5 cranes already on-site, the Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 MHC features stronger lifting capacity curves for improved performance and a higher classification for container handling, doubling its service life in container handling operations.

TSG was operated in 2006 and has become the largest multipurpose terminal in Genoa, the busiest port in Italy.

It is equipped to handle all kinds of freight including containers, breakbulk, project cargo, yachts, steel and roll-on roll off (ro-ro).