Konecranes has received a notice of intent to award contracts from the Virginia Port Authority in the USA for 86 automatic stacking cranes. This will be the largest deal in the history of Konecranes.
The Virginia Port Authority intends to award two separate contracts, once approved by their board of commissioners. The first involves 60 automated stacking cranes for Norfolk International Terminals and the second involves 26 automated stacking cranes for Virginia International Gateway.
The award includes cranes, which are available throughout Australasia, to be delivered in phases between 2018 and 2020, with a total contract value in excess of €200m.
Cindy Shi, marketing manager, ports, Konecranes Asia Pacific, which includes Australia and New Zealand, said: “Konecranes automated rail mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) have a light, intelligent steel structure. When this is combined with our active load control technology, the cranes deliver fast, accurate container stacking over a range of real world conditions.
“Konecranes has an excellent track record of ARMG system project delivery, from the system design phase through to commissioning and hand-over, which has been proven in service around the world. Examples are found in the USA, Spain, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates as well as the Sydney and Brisbane International terminals in Australia.”