Pietersgracht delivers four Konecranes RTGs to Conakry Terminals

Pietersgracht delivers four Konecranes RTGs to Conakry Terminals

Photo source: Paterson Simons

Conakry Terminals, a unit of Bolloré Ports, recently received four new Konecranes Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes. The four units have been delivered onboard Spliethoff’s P8-Type vessel, the Pietersgracht.

The commissioning and delivery was completed by the Paterson Simons and Konecranes teams. These next-generation 2021 16WA Konecranes RTG cranes were added to Conakry’s existing fleet of eight RTGs, now making a total of 12. The RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tons each and specialise in handling containers in port terminals.

The RTGs real-time GPS positioning system, and their manoeuvrability and speed, allow efficiency in the availability of import containers and will increase storage capacity and delivery rates at Conakry Terminal.

Spliethoff Pietersgracht completes the delivery

The vessel, equipped with two NMF cranes with a combined lift capacity of 800-ton and one NMF crane with 180-ton lift capacity.

P-Type vessels have a combination of folding hatch covers and rolling covers for the upper deck and tweendeck pontoons. These pontoons can be positioned in four different levels, depending on the hold.

Spliethoff’s P-type vessels are equipped with two holds and have a capacity of 26,337 cubic metres. Furthermore, the vessels are suitable to sail with open upper deck hatches, enabling high objects to be carried in the lower hold, protruding above the main deck, thus providing additional protection for sensitive cargoes.

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The Bolloré Group has granted the MSC Group an exclusivity until March 31, 2022 to enable it, further to an additional due diligence phase and contractual negotiations, to submit a put option.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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