In December 2013 Konecranes received an order for six Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from TCBUEN in Colombia. This will be Konecranes’ first delivery of container handling cranes to Colombia. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
We are very enthusiastic about this first order to TCBUEN and Colombia. TCBUEN is part of Grup Marítim TCB S.L. It started operation in Buenaventura in 2010 with seven RTGs and two Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes. The six new Konecranes RTGs will almost double TCBUEN’s container yard capacity and significantly boost productivity
– Kim Salvén, Sales Director KoneCranes, Europe
The 16-wheel RTG cranes have a lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack one-over-six containers high, and six plus truck lane wide. They will be fully electric, powered by a busbar system. Network braking will be included, further improving the crane’s already excellent Eco-efficiency. Network braking takes the energy generated by the crane during braking and feeds it back to the grid, saving energy. Crane operation will be backed up with full-size diesel generator sets and Konecranes’ Diesel Fuel Saver technology in case of electrical blackouts.
* The top picture shows KoneCranes RTGs, but not the actual cranes going to Colombia.