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Konecranes to supply high-tech RTG cranes to container terminal in Indonesia

Konecranes received an order at the end of August for four new-generation rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from Indonesian port operator PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS). The RTGs will be delivered to the TPS container terminal in Surabaya in Autumn 2009. The value of the order is not disclosed.

In its ongoing drive to offer better service to its customers while at the same time benefiting its shareholders, TPS has contracted Konecranes for the purchase of an additional four RTGs to bring the total of Konecranes RTGs at this terminal to 16 out of a total of 27, says Sanjay Mehta, Vice President - Director of Terminal Petikemas Surabaya.

TPS has had a long-standing business and mutually beneficial relationship with Konecranes over the past nine years, Mr Mehta adds. As a measure of confidence in the technological ability, the emphasis on design leading to fuel economy and the excellent service activities on site, TPS has again chosen Konecranes to realize its target of improving efficiency and ability to manage increased container handling capacity.

The latest order brings new crane technology to the TPS' RTG fleet in Surabaya, says Thomas Gylling Sales Manager, Port Cranes at Konecranes. Indonesia is an attractive market and we are happy to supply these new state-of-the-art cranes to Surabaya.

A Konecranes service branch office was established at TPS' terminal already in 2001 when the first Konecranes RTGs were delivered to the customer.

Indonesia is a strong market for Konecranes port handling equipment - and one that is still developing alongside the country's general growth, says Ryan Flynn, Director, Konecranes Ports, Northeast and Southeast Asia.

This order represents a further strengthening of the long-term partnership between TPS and Konecranes. It also justifies the long-term approach of continuous investments, Konecranes has been making across the region in supply chain, service activities and front line operations to fuel the growth.

The recently ordered new generation fuel-saving RTGs have been designed to take account of future environmental requirements. Thanks to the Konecranes fuel saving system, they can save up to even 40 % in fuel consumption by eliminating high-speed idling. This also reduces noise and emissions. The 16-wheel RTGs can stack one over five containers high and seven wide plus a truck lane.

Further information:
Press:

Aku Lehtinen, Director, RTG cranes
E-mail:
aku.lehtinen@konecranes.com or phone +358 20 427 2665

Analysts and Investors:
Sanna Päiväniemi, Investor Relations Manager
E-mail:
sanna.paivaniemi@konecranes.com or phone +358 20 427 2050

This press release together with a downloadable picture are available at our website www.konecranes.com

About TPS

Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) is a joint venture company between Pelindo 3, an Indonesian Government Port authority and DP World, the fourth largest terminal operator in the world.

Due to its strategic location on the east of Java and superior service, TPS is widely regarded as the gateway to Eastern Indonesia. With an annual throughput of around 2 million teus and employing over 1,700 personnel, TPS is the second largest Terminal Operator in the sprawling archipelago of Indonesia.

About Konecranes

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 and machine tools of all makes. In 2007, Group sales totaled EUR 1,750 million. The Group has 9,350 employees, at more than 470 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).