Konecranes receives order for Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane from Venetian port13 June 2022
The FHP Group has ordered an eco-efficient Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for their Multi Service Terminal in the Marghera Port near Venice, in northern Italy.
The crane will upgrade their bulk handling operations by increasing efficiency while reducing local exhaust emissions. The order was booked in April 2022 and the crane will be delivered and commissioned in November.
The FHP Holding Portuale Group manages logistic platforms in Carrara, Livorno, Monfalcone and Venice, creating a strategic link between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian to support the competitiveness of the Italian industry.
FHP manages the Multi Service Terminal (MST) in Venice, which provides a wide range of port handling services including bulk cargo handling. The crane will provide added capacity for MST’s bulk cargo handling operations.
“We already operate older Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at Marghera and other FHP terminals, and they’ve always performed above our expectations. FHP Group continuously works to decrease its carbon footprint. For this reason, we’re very pleased to have a new Generation 6 on order, that is part of Ecolifting Konecranes, from eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully electric fleets. With improved performance and additional features, we’re really looking forward to seeing how it handles bulk at the Multi Service Terminal,” said Alessandro Becce, CEO, FHP Group.
The crane is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7B Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of 51 m and a capacity of 125 t. It is equipped for an external power supply, for zero local exhaust emissions and reduced noise when operated via the harbor mains.
For unplugged operation, the crane uses an onboard diesel generator set that complies with EU Stage V emission standards. Specially adapted for bulk handling, it features strong lifting capacity curves for improved performance.
It also has smart software and digital services in line with Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan, a state strategy that encourages industrial innovation.
“Konecranes has been working closely with FHP Group for decades, and we're delighted that they’ve chosen us again for the new bulk crane in their Marghera terminal. This order shows that FHP can really see the potential of the Generation 6 crane with its high productivity, reliability and fuel efficiency,” added Gino Gherri, regional sales manager, Konecranes, Port Solutions.
FHP Holding Portuale (FHP), part of F2i sgr, Italy’s largest independent infrastructure funds manager, with assets of over Euro 6 billion under management, representing one of the principal Italian port hubs, specializing in the breakbulk and general cargo sector, strategically supplying and servicing some of the largest Italian industries active in the Upper Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Sea.