Paterson Simons commissions Konecranes RTGs at WACT in Nigeria
The Paterson Simons team has recently commissioned and offloaded two Konecranes 16W Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) at West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, Nigeria. The units have been delivered by Spliethoff’s MPP vessel Paleisgracht,
Konecranes has won an order for 20 RTG cranes from APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal in East Nigeria. With the addition of the two RTG’s delivered by Paleisgracht, the terminal now has a fleet of 20 RTGs in total, completing the order.
Paterson Simons engineering team has been responsible for offloading and commissioning of 16 of these cranes. Paterson Simons provides offload, commissioning, endurance testing, warranty support, and ongoing service support to Konecranes.
APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal is located in Onne Port, part of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Nigeria. It was one of the first container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public/private ownership. It offers excellent hinterland connections to the rest of Nigeria. The WACT is upgrading its container handling operation from reach stackers to RTGs to achieve greater stacking density, throughput and productivity.
The Konecranes RTGs on order are diesel-driven, 16-wheel machines stacking 1-over-5 high and 7 containers + truck lane wide. They are equipped with Active Load Control, Auto-steering and Auto-TOS reporting.