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Kalmar STS for Curaçao Port Services BV

Kalmar has announced an order for two new STS cranes for a repeat customer in Curaçao. The Kalmar BU also has an order to raise the lift height of four ZPMC STS cranes at GMP Le Havre 

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The cranes are Panamax (old Panamax) size, with an outreach of 39m (13 rows), lift height under-spreader of 32m and capacity of 40 tons under spreader for single lift operation.


“The Panamax size cranes will be used for modernising the customer’s container handling operations at the Willemstad Container Terminal in Curaçao,” Kalmar stated. Curaçao Port Services B.V is a repeat customer, currently operating two Nelcon-Kalmar STS cranes on around 400m of berth at the Port of Willemstad.


Fernando Da Costa Gomez, Managing Director of Curaçao Port Services B.V. said: "We chose Kalmar because of their reliability, high technological expertise and wide service network. We have a long relationship with them and expect these new cranes to improve our productivity, safety and eco-efficiency as well as decrease our maintenance costs."


Ilkka Annala, Vice President, Intelligent Crane Solutions, Kalmar added: "This order from our long-standing customer proves Kalmar’s commitment to continue delivering reliable and efficient ship-to-shore cranes to customers. Our comprehensive offering and widest service network on the market enables us to provide technical support to the customers globally."


The order was booked into Cargotec’s Q3 2017 order intake, and the delivery is planned to be completed by the end of 2019. Under a strategy launched in 2016 Kalmar STS cranes are designed and built in China by Kalmar’s Chinese joint venture company, Rainbow Cargotec Industries (RCI). RCI was formed in 2012, with Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI) holding 51% and Cargotec 49%.


RCI is also building STS cranes for Rotterdam Short Sea Terminal.


Separately, Kalmar has been awarded a contract to increase the lift height of four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA CGM), in Le Havre.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2018 order intake, and the project is scheduled to commence in the Q3 2018.
Kalmar will be responsible for the planning, engineering and execution of the entire project, which involves heightening the four STS cranes by 9m. The cranes will be heightened by inserting leg extensions underneath the portal beams. During the upgrade the cranes will be jacked up using Kalmar’s specialised jacking towers and hydraulic jacks.
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