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Konecranes will supply replacement fuel handling machines for three reactor units to the Forsmark nuclear power plant, the largest electricity producer in Sweden. The order is part of the plant modernization work. The new machines are equipped with the latest Konecranes technology and operator interfaces to improve the productivity and safety of the plant operations. The order was booked in April 2022.

Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden, mainly owned by Vattenfall, is currently modernizing its facilities to meet increased safety and environmental requirements, prolong the service life of the reactor and increase the output. They chose Konecranes to renew their fuel handling machines to support continued safe and productive operations.

The new Konecranes fuel handling machines comply with all major international nuclear standards and utilize single failure proof technology. This technology is designed to prevent load drop during the occurrence of any single failure of the lifting system. The Konecranes safety and diagnostic systems continuously monitor equipment operation which improves the safety of the fuel handling and the productivity of the nuclear power plant.

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The equipment will be used to move the fuel assemblies between the reactor locations and fuel racks at each of the three units. The contract covers the replacement of all three fuel handling machines within five years to ensure they are ready for the scheduled refuelling outages.

“This contract showcases Konecrane's role in our customers’ work for securing critical societal functions, such as energy production. Forsmark nuclear power plant is a forerunner in their environmental work and imposes strict requirements on suppliers concerning quality and environmental issues, and we are proud to support them in their sustainability efforts,” says Steve Waisanen, Vice President and Head of BU Nuclear from Konecranes.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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Steve Waisanen, Vice President and Head of BU Nuclear, Konecranes
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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 2021, Group sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has approximately 16,600 employees in around 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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At its annual gala, the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (Pörssisäätiö), a foundation promoting securities investment and the securities market, rewarded Konecranes as the best Finnish Large Cap company on furthering diversity. Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of Konecranes’ culture and business, propelling its performance and organization.

With the award, Konecranes was praised for its all-company diversity trainings, set targets, activities and processes. Konecranes has placed special focus on key topics such as inclusive recruitment and accountability.

 “Diversity and inclusion are key for our culture and performance as a company. We are humbled to receive this award, with big thanks to our people who made our progress a reality through their participation and commitment”, Konecranes Interim CEO Teo Ottola says.

Konecranes has made diversity and inclusion a top priority, with an ambition to reshape both the company and industry. In 2019, the company established the position of Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and embarked on a multi-year roadmap. Diversity brings a wide range of benefits: improving innovation and performance, enabling employees to have equal opportunities and being close to customers by representing the societies the company operates in.

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Progress is monitored through a set of key metrics, including gender balance as well as representation of nationalities and geographies. To ensure everyone’s involvement, trainings on diversity and inclusion are mandatory for the entire company.

“I’m proud of our progress. Inclusion is underpinning our culture and we have made improvements in our gender representation and diversity is being advanced on all levels and sectors of the company. Still, there is much to achieve for both us and the industry and we are determined to be pioneers in that work”, Konecranes Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Mara Zavagno says.

For more information on Konecranes work on diversity and inclusion, please see the 2021 Sustainability Report.

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Mara Zavagno, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Konecranes
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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 2021, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,600 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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The Port of Felixstowe (Felixstowe), operated by Hutchison Ports, has ordered 17 Automated Rubber-Tired Gantry Cranes (ARTGs) from Konecranes. The order was booked in Q4 2021. The ARTGs will be delivered and commissioned in a project covering 3 phases starting in Q2 2023. Completion and go-live is scheduled for Q4 2025. The new ARTGs will be fully electric, powered by busbars, and delivered as carbon neutral.

This order marks the first Konecranes ARTGs to be delivered to the United Kingdom, and the first Konecranes ARTGs ordered by Hutchison Ports. To date, it is the largest order of Konecranes ARTGs for a single terminal or project.

The project consists of three phases. The first phase will start in the second quarter of 2023 with the delivery of 6 ARTGs. The remaining ARTGs will be delivered in two batches. By the fourth quarter of 2025, all 17 ARTGs will be handed over. Electrified and automated container movements will help to make Felixstowe’s large container throughput more efficient. They are also part of a major decarbonization investment by Felixstowe, which plays a key role in the British economy and international trade. Felixstowe’s eight existing ARTGs will be integrated with the new Konecranes ARTGs and Remote Operating Stations as part of a single automated system.

The fully electric ARTGs will give a big boost to productivity and decarbonization efforts at Felixstowe, the busiest container port in Britain. Konecranes ARTG technology, introduced in 2013, has been successfully implemented around the world. This case also brings our integration expertise to the fore. “Konecranes will integrate Felixstowe’s existing ARTGs with the Konecranes ARTGs in a harmonized automation platform” says Darryn Scheepers, Sales Manager EMEA, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

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The automation harmonization will be accomplished by integrating the existing ARTGs with the Konecranes Remote Operating Stations (ROSs) and the Konecranes Crane Task Management System. A Konecranes Crane Adapter Module will adapt the controls to the Konecranes ROS and give the work orders to the existing cranes. A single operator at a Konecranes ROS will be able to remotely handle up to five ARTGs simultaneously across the yard. The Konecranes’ “street bogie” solution will enable fully automated gantry travel, using proven safety technologies for obstacle detection. Konecranes TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring is included, providing remote crane diagnostics.

Hutchison Ports has a network of 48 container ports around the world, including the Port of Felixstowe, on the east coast of England. With many shipping routes to Europe and beyond, it's the busiest container port in Britain, handling more than 4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year.

This project with Felixstowe is an excellent example of Konecranes’ path to port automation, where container terminals improve productivity and safety in manageable steps. From smart features up to full automation, the path can include supervised operation and remote operation to smoothly introduce the power of automation.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Konecranes is partnering with Pesmel to supply automated warehouse container handling technology that revolutionizes material handling in logistics hubs and distribution centers. Konecranes and Pesmel signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 25th November 2021, to provide the globally available new solution under the Konecranes brand.

The solution will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay warehouse, where they are stacked up to 14 high. This reduces the space needed for containers by up to 80%. Automated container tracking is part of a management system that can be integrated easily with the facility’s overall logistics management system.

Tero Vallas, Business Development Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Many logistics operations and distribution centers are faced with handling a large number of incoming and outgoing containers, with great operational complexity and an increasing scarcity of land. Now, from Konecranes and Pesmel, warehouse container handling solutions are available that will impose order on the container chaos while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centers.”

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Container shipping is expected to grow in the future, both in volume and speed. The better containers are handled at logistics hubs and distribution centers, the better their customers will be served, in ways that give decisive competitive advantage. Konecranes and Pesmel are here to give that advantage.

“Partnering with Konecranes is a great opportunity for Pesmel to bring our high-bay warehouse technology into a ­­­new business area,” said Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel.

About Pesmel

Pesmel is the Material Flow How® company. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Finland, Pesmel has more than 40 years of experience in delivering solutions that improve material flows and logistics at different types of warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Pesmel focuses on serving customers around the world in the pulp and paper, metals and tire manufacturing industries.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Terminal San Giorgio S.r.l. (TSG) has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane for its terminal in Genoa, Italy. Booked in November 2021, it is the very first Generation 6 crane to go to Italy. It will be delivered in June 2022. 

Established in 2006, TSG has become the largest multipurpose terminal in Genoa, the busiest port in Italy. It is equipped to handle all kinds of freight including containers, breakbulk, project cargo, yachts, steel, and Ro-Ro. 
Part of the Autosped/Gavio Group, a leading Italian logistics company, the terminal includes a number of intermodal rail and road connections to destinations around the country. 

“We already operate two Generation 5 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in Genoa, and they’ve always performed above and beyond our expectations, so we’re proud to be the first customer in Italy to order a new Generation 6. With its improved performance and additional features, we can’t wait to see how it handles containers and project cargo at our terminal,” says Maurizio Anselmo, Managing Director of TSG. 

Innovative digital features and a fuel-optimized diesel generator set bring the crane in line with EU Stage V emission standards and Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan, a state strategy that encourages industrial innovation. The crane also has built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to electric operation will be easy when resources allow. An additional service agreement will ensure that the cranes stay in good condition and provide TSG with maximum uptime. 

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“Our partnership with TSG is strong. With this new order, TSG will be able to experience the full potential of the Generation 6 crane in their operations. The order also shows the value of our sustained product development, as we continue to improve the productivity, reliability and fuel efficiency of our cranes,” says Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions. 

The Generation 6 crane on order is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of 54 m and a capacity of 150 t. A natural successor to the two Generation 5 cranes already on-site, it features stronger lifting capacity curves for improved performance and a higher classification for container handling, which doubles its service life in container handling operations.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Eurotransit Group of Companies (Eurotransit) in Kazakhstan has ordered two Konecranes Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for its new intermodal terminal under construction in Dostyk, near the border with China. The order was booked in August 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in Q4 2022.  

In addition to the intermodal terminal under construction, Eurotransit operates a terminal in Altynkol, Kazakhstan. The two Konecranes RMGs on order will transship containers on trains running between Kazakhstan and China.

Mr Erlan Dikhanbaev, Director of Eurotransit, said: “The Konecranes RMGs are central to our ambitious growth plans. We have very demanding environmental requirements – we often have to deal with strong winds and very low temperatures. We also had very demanding requirements for container handling productivity and reliability. Konecranes convinced us with their reliable technology and service support.”

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The Konecranes RMGs on order will have a railspan of 32 m and will serve 6 train tracks, lifting containers 1-over-2. They will be equipped with an intuitive GUI, with extra visibility provided by video cameras on the spreader and under the trolley. They will also be equipped with the Konecranes DGPS Skew Control System, and the smart features Auto-positioning and Auto-TOS Reporting.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Leading North American terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc. (LOGISTEC) has ordered two new eco-efficient Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for their terminal at the Port of Manatee in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. The order, booked in August, will be handed over by February 2022.

LOGISTEC operates 80 terminals in 54 ports across North America. The company handles all kinds of cargo, and their terminal at the Port of Manatee deals mostly with containers, pallets, steel and break-bulk. In the light of their continued commitment to the port, they are anticipating increasing levels of container traffic.

“With the arrival of our two new electric drive cranes from industry-leader Konecranes, we will be serving our customers in an eco-friendly way. These new additions to our fleet of cargo handling equipment are well aligned with our focus on reducing our marine carbon footprint in support of our Green Marine initiatives. This is great news for our customers, our community and the environment in Port Manatee,” said Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC USA Inc.

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“2021 marks 50 years of Konecranes presence in the Americas, and this order from LOGISTEC is a good illustration of the strength of our long-term partnerships in the region,” says Alan Garcia, Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Region Americas for Konecranes. “The order also shows clearly that our new Generation 6 cranes are living up to their potential in the market, offering high performance and reliability while lowering fuel costs and reducing emissions.”

The two new Generation 6 cranes will be Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Cranes, with a working radius of up to 51 m and a lifting capacity of 125 t. These cranes are the natural successors of the two Generation 5 cranes already on-site. They feature a higher tower cab for a better view of the vessels in port and stronger lifting capacity curves for improved handling performance and a higher classification, which doubles their service life in container handling operations. Their on-board drive follows the strict EPA Tier 4 final standards. It’s a smart hybrid drive combining a diesel engine with optimized fuel consumption and an ultracap. This allows for both eco-efficient operation and peak performance when necessary.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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NEMPORT LÌMAN ÌŞLETMELERI (Nemport) in Izmir, Turkey, has ordered 10 Konecranes Noell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to handle growing container traffic. The order was booked in July and the cranes will be delivered in October 2022.

Nemport said: “Nemport is experiencing growing container traffic. We are building a new container yard and a new berth for mega container vessels, and the new RTGs will be fundamental to its productivity. As usual, Konecranes was very proactive in providing the solution, carefully evaluated by Nemport. We are confident that the Konecranes Noell RTGs will give us the performance and reliability we need. From the beginning, we have been operating Konecranes RTGs and Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes with great success.”

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Adel Issa, Sales Manager Region EMEA, Konecranes Port Cranes, said: “Konecranes is committed to meeting Nemport’s needs in every way. We are a good fit with Nemport’s entrepreneurial spirit. The Konecranes Noell RTGs on order will help Nemport to expertly serve its customers as the growing trade gateway of the Aegean region.”  

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Konecranes has received a Gold rating from EcoVadis for its ambitious sustainability work, its highest-ever placing. The company’s actions, policies and reporting put it in the top 4% of all rated companies globally, and it is in the top 1% of its general-purpose machinery peers.

Konecranes’ rating improved from 2020 thanks to the implementation of additional policies, increased transparency and additional certifications, business sustainability rating provider EcoVadis said, declaring the company’s overall sustainability performance to be on an advanced level in activities related to the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Since the 2020 survey, Konecranes has committed to set science-based climate targets, its digital services received information security certification (ISO 27001), it started third-party supplier sustainability audits and it reported on its human rights risks and ways to mitigate them. Please see Konecranes’ 2020 Sustainability Report for an overview of its activities.

“Sustainability is at the core of our business. We strive to make a positive impact on society and the environment, and are making excellent progress on a number of fronts: EcoVadis Gold follows the CDP climate change performance leadership rating we received last year, and we plan to publish our science-based carbon reduction targets by end of the 2021. We will not stop in our drive to improve our performance even further,” said Konecranes President and CEO Rob Smith.

Konecranes has five sustainability cornerstones: Climate action and resource efficiency; eco-optimized offering and circularity; a safe workplace and products; a diverse, inclusive and engaging workplace; and responsible business conduct.

Together with its customers and business partners, Konecranes makes lifting and material flows more productive and sustainable. Our culture is rooted on uncompromised safety, high ethics and diversity and inclusion. We work for a decarbonized and circular world for customers and society.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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Konecranes has won an order from the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard to supply 14 process cranes for a shipbuilding hall now being built in Kiel, Germany. The order was booked in July 2021.

The double-girder crane systems, which will be built by Konecranes’ Demag Cranes & Components unit, will be installed in the new production halls in Kiel, which is being developed into an international center of excellence for submarine production. The cranes will have been manufactured, delivered and commissioned by the time work begins in 2023.

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The cranes will come with numerous features to increase performance, service life and, in particular, precision. These include optimized rope lead-off on the hoists (to extend the service life of the hoist ropes), extended monitoring of the hoist brake (to improve safety), electronic overload protection with a load spectrum recorder (to determine the remaining service life of the hoists) and 24/7 online support.

Thomas Bönker, Senior Vice President for Process Cranes at Konecranes, said: “This is a demanding project, with the high travel and positioning accuracy of the cranes required, for example, when two submarine segments weighing over 100 t each have to be precisely positioned by two cranes and four travelling hoist units to assemble the hull. We are pleased to support thyssenkrupp Marine Systems with our process crane technology for this exciting and forward-looking project.”

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity.

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 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

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