Tincan Island Container Terminal Limited (TICT), a consortium made up of Bolloré Ports and a partnership formed by China Merchants Holding International (CMHI) and China Africa Development Fund (CADF), has ordered two Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Cranes for their operations in Lagos, Nigeria
The order is the first order of a Generation 6 crane for Africa and is scheduled for delivery in June 2022.
TICT placed the order to support its container traffic development. The cranes will be operated by TICT in the Port of Lagos, where they will handle containers alongside a large fleet of Model 4, Model 6 and Model 7 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes already on site.
Etienne Rocher, managing director of TICT, commented, “The cranes will provide improved handling capacity to meet the demands of the steadily growing business. We look forward to the additional features the Generation 6 will bring, such as the possibility of electric operation in the future.”
The cranes on order are Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Cranes, with a working radius of 54 m and a capacity of 150 t. The natural successor to the Generation 5 cranes already on-site, they feature strong lifting capacity curves for improved performance and a higher classification, which doubles their service life in container handling operations.
The cranes have a customised propping base adapted to local conditions, as well as a tower extension to reach higher container stacks and a better view of the vessel for improved precision and safety. Built-in readiness for an external power supply will make conversion to electric operation easy when resources allow.
“This order shows the strength of our long-term partnership with TICT. With a total of twelve Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in their fleet, as well as RTGs and reach stackers from Konecranes, TICT will have the terminal capacity and flexibility to handle containers from almost any kind of vessel,” said Andreas Czwalinna, regional sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions.