The cranes join the existing fleet of 18 WACT Konecranes RTGs, making 20 in total, 16 of which have been unloaded and commissioned by the Paterson Simons engineering team.

The RTGs have a lifting capacity of 41t each and feature a fuel-saver option, which is said to reduce fuel consumption without compromising crane performance.

Unloading the RTGs involved removing the special attachments and protective measures needed for the sea voyage and moving the cranes from the dock to the area provided for them.

The commissioning of RTGs involved the testing of all functions, including carrying out endurance tests.

Paterson Simons specialises in selling and servicing lifting and handling equipment with a focus on the port, mining and oil industries in West Africa. The company provides unloading, commissioning, testing, in-warranty support and ongoing service support on behalf of Konecranes.

Paterson Simons works with the largest ports in West Africa, ensuring the delivery and commissioning of lifting equipment as well as the establishment of dedicated fleet maintenance teams.

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is located in Onne port, part of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, and is run by port manager APM Terminals.

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