The port of Blyth in the UK has taken delivery of its first fully electric crane – a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6.
The port will utilise the mobile harbour crane at its relaunched Bates Clean Energy Terminal, itself a major low-carbon redevelopment scheme. The 125-tonne lift capacity unit completely eliminates local carbon emissions and reduces noise to an absolute minimum. In addition, a smart power management system recovers energy from braking and lowering movements, which can then be re-used by other crane functions or fed back into the harbour mains.
The crane was delivered aboard a Meriaura deck carrier.
HLPFI reported that the order had been placed during January 2022.