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KONECRANES wins Isle of Jersey waste to energy contract

KONECRANES UK, based in East Kilbride in Scotland, has won the order from CNIM to supply the new States of Jersey, Transport and Technical Services Energy from Waste capital project with two 6 tonne municipal waste handling cranes.

While the primary contract for the project has been awarded to a consortium led by the French firm Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), the consortium also includes a joint venture between the French company Spie Batignolles, a civil engineering specialist, and local construction firm Camerons Limited known as SBC (Jersey) Limited.
SBC are responsible for the construction of the main structures including all civils works, steelworks and the internal fit out of the buildings.

Both cranes use KONECRANES range of DynA Invertor control on all motions and they will be fully automated, but can be manually or semi automatic controlled. Working on a 19 metre span, the cranes will have DynaPilot Anti-Sway system which will automatically dampen sway and reduce operator fatigue, stress in structures and mechanical components, this also allows the bunker walls to be avoided, even with a grab that could be swinging where by the swing is taken out of the operation and thus avoiding grab damage through pit wall collision and this is the biggest source of downtime when collisions occur.

The cranes will have waste handling ‘orange peel’ grabs and will be delivered over March and April 2010.

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