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Konecranes delivers 'most powerful reach stacker'

Thursday, 31 July 2014 ( #678 ) - Esbjerg, Denmark
The 100 MT reach stacker was made according to the customer's specifications.
The 100 MT reach stacker was made according to the customer's specifications.
Konecranes' Danish forklift distributor, NC Nielsen, has delivered a 100 T capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines.

NC Nielsen adapted a standard Konecranes reach stacker for Jutlandia Terminal. The machine has a 9 m (30 ft.) wheelbase and is equipped with a lifting hook and foldable hydraulic support rolling wheels that enable the machine to cope with the extremes of a 100 T load.

Most industrial applications of the reach stacker are in the wind turbine industry where one blade can weigh up to 96 T.

The reach stacker was made according to the customer's specifications. Three other 100 MT machines have been produced previously: two units for Blue Water Shipping in Denmark, one in Esbjerg and one in Aarhus, and the third unit was manufactured for Per Aarsleff and was delivered to Beirut, Lebanon to handle 100 T concreted blocks in the construction of an extension to the port.

Per Jensen, terminal and stevedoring manager at Blue Water Shipping, says, "Assembling wind turbines on an industrial scale is challenging; working with reliable equipment is essential. The Konecranes 100 MT reach stacker helped us to assemble and commission the turbines in record time."

The value of the order is confidential.
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