Konecranes Wins $46 mln USN Crane Deal
US Navy has contracted Konecranes to deliver a 175-ton portal jib crane to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the State of Washington.
The $46-million order was booked in December and contains options for six additional portal jib cranes over the next seven years. If realized, the total value of the agreement would be around $330 million.
The crane to be provided is a Konecranes tailor-made design, unique with features that allow it to operate on the multiple rail section sizes, straight or curved, located at the Naval base. The portal jib crane is also designed to minimize wheel loads while operating at maximum capacity through the maximum operating range with Konecranes’ unique dynamic stability system.
This design of crane is tailored to the historical shipyard layouts of the US Navy, but could be used globally in other Naval shipyards with similar configurations.