APD orders Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 MHC

12 April 2024

Print Page

Arawak Port Development (APD) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harbor crane to add substantial extra capacity to its terminal at the Port of Nassau. The crane will be the first at the port to run on mains power, which means zero emissions during operation. The crane was ordered in Q1 2024 and will be delivered in Q3 2024.

APD operates one of the largest port facilities in the Caribbean, and is expanding its Nassau facilities with new container handling equipment to keep pace with growing demand. With one Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 mobile harbor crane already operating at the harbor, APD ordered another to fully leverage the crane’s high capacity and outstanding performance, plus its lower emissions from electric operation.

“This new crane will take care of the increase in our rapidly growing container business, and powering it from the harbor mains emphasizes our commitment to decarbonization. Konecranes’ digital services will also help us keep track of the crane’s performance and condition,” said Rudolph Tener-Knowles, assistant VP, Operations and Facilities, APD.

“The Bahamas is an island nation where ports play an essential role in the economy. By choosing Konecranes again for their new container handling crane, APD has shown strong confidence in our technology and expertise to help them serve local business. Our Generation 6 cranes offer the performance, reliability and eco-efficiency that such a market demands,” added Marc Wellenberg, regional sales manager America Region, Port Solutions, Konecranes. 

The order is for a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harbor crane, with a working radius of up to 49m and a maximum capacity of 125t to serve container ships up to Panamax class. 

For unplugged operation, the crane is powered by a hybrid drive that consists of a fuel-optimized diesel generator combined with capacitors that provide additional power for heavy lifts. Konecranes will provide an extensive spare parts package to speed up maintenance and minimize downtime.

For deeper insights, APD uses Truconnect remote monitoring to collect usage data, which is sent via secure mobile connection to the yourKONECRANES customer portal. There they get a full overview of their Konecranes equipment, with detailed information about fuel consumption, carbon emissions and handling performance.