Konecranes equipment will be used in one of the world’s largest Waste-to-Energy plants

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Konecranes will supply cranes to one of the world’s largest Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants in Dubai. The contract, booked in December 2020, underscores Konecranes’ commitment to helping customers and industries grow and transform so they run more efficiently, sustainably, and safely. The cranes will be delivered to the site in 2022, with handover in 2024.

An international consortium was selected by the Dubai Municipality for this exceptional project. The group consists of Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), Dubai Holding, Dubal Holding, ITOCHU Corporation, BESIX Group and the Tech Group. The contract, booked through HZI, calls for delivering the engineering, procurement and construction of the turnkey plant and a minimum of 30 years’ operation and ownership of the resource recovery facility.

“Konecranes is a professional supplier, and we developed excellent cooperation with them even at the early stage of the project. We appreciate their reliability and worldwide experience, which is essential for such a challenging project. I am confident that this great partnership is the basis for a successful project,” said Eljasa Sinani, Senior Technical Project Manager, Hitachi Zosen Inova.

Located in Warsan, Dubai, the facility will treat 5,000 tons of non-recyclable municipal solid waste per day, making a total of up to 1,900,000 tons a year that will be converted into renewable energy. The 200 MW of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as baseload energy. In addition, there will be metals recovered and construction materials produced from the bottom ash.

Konecranes will provide four 28t x 30m span fully automated Waste-to-Energy process cranes supplied with 18cuM grabs, and one 65t x 19 m span SMARTON crane for boiler house maintenance use. The cranes will include several Konecranes Smart Features that support safety and productivity at the production site, such as Sway Control, Shock Load Prevention, Slack Rope Prevention, Protected Areas, and Target Positioning. With Konecranes digital services including TRUCONNECT, the crane use and maintenance can be monitored through the yourKONECRANES customer portal. In addition, the equipment will use the DynaReg feature, which recycles power generated by the hoists.

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.

Further information:
Jean-Jacques Moleon, Sales Engineer, Konecranes France

Email: [email protected] or phone: +33619649719

This press release together with downloadable pictures is available at our website konecranes.com

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).