• 2017 September 6 18:07

    Konecranes signs contract with Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company for thirteen fully automated WtE cranes

    In June 2017, Konecranes and Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company signed a contract for the delivery of thirteen Konecranes Waste-to-Energy (WtE) “GL” cranes and nineteen grapples, the company said in its press release.

    The fully automated cranes will be delivered to Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company’s plants located in the Guangdong Province, China, as part of the group’s expansion with the construction of three very modern sites. One of the three plants will be the largest and most sophisticated in the world, with 5 000 tons of waste treated per day. To this specific plant, Konecranes is delivering six of the thirteen cranes. All cranes come standard with TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring capability, and an agreement for spare parts was signed. The delivery of the cranes is scheduled to be between April and March, 2018.

    The Konecranes Waste-to-Energy GL cranes feature deep groves and a pressure roller to prevent over-wrapping. The patented trolley/machinery assembly distributes equal loadings to all trolley wheels. They are also equipped with Konecranes’ standard Smart Features such as Sway Control, Slack Rope Prevention, Shock Load Prevention and Position Monitoring to improve productivity, increase operator confidence, reduce training time and thus allow the crane to operate to its full potential.

    Alongside with the standard Smart Features, the combination of three elements make this project very special:

    1. The Main User Interface (MUI) is Konecranes new standard for programming Waste-to-Energy automation. Accessed from the MUI station, the MUI features a computer and 23-inch LED panel screen, keyboard and mouse. This computer is fully integrated with the PLC system of the crane, while isolated from outside networks. It allows the operator to schedule and program a week-long agenda in full automation, giving plant managers enhanced flexibility to manage pit operations for receiving, mixing and burning waste.

    2. The Human to Machine Interface (HMI) tablet allows wireless connection in strategically located hotspots.

    3. The Remote Operating Station (ROS), a comfortable workstation for the operator who remotely steers the waste handling. This means that crane operators drive the crane from the control room’s screens by using camera views without physically seeing the cranes at all. A room which is a comfortable office environment for personnel.

    4. Up to 30 percent of the energy used to lower each load is recaptured by Konecranes DynAReg regenerative braking system. Electricity is fed back into the network and used to run other machinery, lowering overall energy costs and reducing environmental impact.
     
    Located in the mountainous region on the outskirts of Shenzhen, the Waste-to-Energy plant is expected to incinerate 5,000 tons of waste per day – approximately one third of the waste generated by the city's 20 million inhabitants each year.

    The facility will use the most advanced technology in waste incineration and power generation with photovoltaic panels, allowing the building to generate its own sustainable supply of energy. It also hosts a series of visitor facilities, including a looping walkway that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the plant, before leading up to a rooftop viewing platform.

    Konecranes has a long-standing relationship with Shenzhen Energy Group Environmental Protection Company throughout the years and it is now the second delivery for the group.

    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 of all makes. In 2016, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,278 million. The Group has 16,800 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.




2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050