Tyrholm & Farstad made the order – the first crane for the new terminal – to extend its business and meet local industry demands for their logistics services. The electric crane will handle container and general cargo for the Møre og Romsdal region.

“Our new terminal is an important investment for the future, so we need efficient and sustainable equipment to support it.

Konecranes could provide a futureproof mobile harbor crane that combines the best available lifting technology with an innovative electric drive concept and excellent backup support from their local partner. This convinced us that the Generation 6 would be the right choice for our new operation,” said Jan Arve Hoseth, CEO, Tyrholm & Farstad.

The Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane has a working radius of up to 49m and a maximum capacity of 125 t to serve container ships up to Panamax class. Strong lifting capacity curves, improved handling rates and a high classification ensure a long service life. Connected to an external power supply, normal operation is fully electric. This is backed up by the Konecranes hybrid drive, which consists of a modern diesel engine paired with an ultracapacitor that can be recharged by energy recovered from lowering and braking motions and gives extra power if needed.

Hans-Jürgen Schneider, regional sales manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes, added that the order illustrates the strength of its long-term partnership with local partner AS BULL.

“Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes are popular in Norway and it’s exciting to see our new Generation 6 cranes installed in the new terminal, offering high performance, outstanding reliability and lower emissions for many years to come,” he said.