Saudi order for Konecranes

The company is well regarded in the Middle East, a factor that contributed to its winning the Hyundai contract

August 2014

Konecranes has announced it has received a major order from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading industrial plant EPC contractor, for a range of products required for a new power plant in Saudi Arabia.

The order includes 238 monorails with CXT hoists, jib cranes and chain blocks that will be installed in the 2,640 MW Shuqaiq Steam Power Plant in the kingdom, which HHI is building for Saudi Electricity Company. Crane deliveries will start in February 2015 and end in February 2016. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.

The oil-fired, steam power plant, located approximately 580 km south of Jeddah and 135 km north of Jazan, will be operational in 2017. Upon completion, the plant will be able to produce enough electricity for about two million people.

Konecranes’ delivery to HHI will include 135 electric wire hoists, two explosion-proof wire rope hoists, 81 manual chain blocks, 12 pillar jib cranes with wire rope hoists and eight monorail beams.

The lifting capacity of the equipment ranges from 0.5 to 30 tonnes. The equipment will mainly be used for maintenance work in various locations in the power plant complex.

“Konecranes has a good reputation in the Middle East which helped us in this project,” said TK Mak, Konecranes general manager for industrial cranes, Southeast Asia.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards and ports and terminals.

Products comprise industrial cranes including standard duty cranes, heavy duty cranes and workstations lifting systems such as light crane systems  and load manipulators; components including wire hoists, crane kits, electric chain hoists, manual hoists and accessories; nuclear cranes; port cranes; bulk material unloaders; lift trucks and shipyard cranes.

Its extensive services offerings cover inspections, preventive maintenance programmes, repairs and improvements, on-call service, spare parts, modernisations and special services such as operational services and consultation.

Truconnect remote services represent the latest innovations in Konecranes’ service business and covers areas ranges from periodic data reporting to real-time diagnostics, technical support and production monitoring.

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