Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath crane to Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland
OREANDA-NEWS. Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath gantry crane to Meyer Turku Oy. 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 taken into use 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 EUR 35 million 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. The new crane will be a nice continuation of our collaboration with Konecranes that already started in the 1970’s with the building of our old 600 ton crane. Building part of the crane with our own workforce will also help us smoothen our workload.”
“This is a very important order for the Finnish industry,” says Panu Routila, CEO of Konecranes. “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, allowing Konecranes to offer expertise and help to reduce unplanned downtime, even in the harshest conditions.
Meyer Turku Oy employs 1,500 persons and specializes in building highly complex, innovative and environmentally friendly cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. Together with two sister shipyards in Germany, Meyer Werft in Papenburg and Neptun Werft in Rostock, Meyer Turku is one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders. The successful shipbuilding tradition in Turku has been continuing since 1737. The company is currently building cruise ships for TUI Cruises and a fast ferry for Tallink. The company will also build two cruise ships for Costa Crociere.
The design and construction of the ships are supported by the subsidiaries of Meyer Turku: Piikkio Works Oy, which is a Cabin Factory in Piikki?, Shipbuilding Completion Oy, which provides turnkey solutions to public spaces in ships, and ENG?nD Oy, which is an engineering company offering services for shipbuilding and offshore.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2015, Group sales totaled EUR 2,126 million. The Group has 11,900 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).