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Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath crane to Meyer Turku

Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath crane to Meyer Turku
Konecranes confirs it will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath gantry crane to Meyer Turku in Finland, as earlier reported here.

The design, precision drive components, electrical installation and automation system and structural components will be supplied by Konecranes, while Meyer Turku will manufacture the main girder in its own hull production.

The new crane will be operational in May 2018. The order also includes a modernization of the Turku shipyard’s current 600 ton crane, service and maintenance parts.

Turku shipyard’s ceo Jan Meyer sees the more than €35m investment as a good example of smart Finnish collaboration and adds: 'The first major step of our big investment program for Turku yard is becoming concrete. The new crane will allow for more industrialization and increase output capacity. and is a continuation of our collaboration with Konecranes that started in the 1970’s with the building of our old 600 ton crane.'

Panu Routila, ceo of Konecranes called the order, 'important for the Finnish industry'. 'First of all, it is nice to see that the lifetime of the Goliath that we delivered 40 years ago will be prolonged. We also look forward to delivering a totally new, high-tech and actually the largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries to the site. Together the two cranes will help Meyer Turku reach higher production levels.'

The new 1,200 ton gantry crane together with the old 600 ton crane will triple the shipyard’s lifting capacity per day and will allow building and lifting bigger blocks with more outfitting.

The new Goliath crane will be equipped with Konecranes TRUCONNECT Remote monitoring, assisting to reduce unplanned downtime, even in the harshest conditions.