Redesigned Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier uses modular power options, leading the way to zero tailpipe emissions

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Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers have been redesigned around three power options – hybrid, battery and hydrogen – and are now available with power modularity that is easily interchangeable with a minimum of downtime. As container terminals make the transition to low-carbon operations, they now have the flexibility to choose the straddle carrier power source most suitable for their changing needs, with no compromise in performance.

Container handling is moving towards more sustainable operations on a global scale. The redesigned Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier helps container terminal operators manage the pace of energy change with a modular power approach to support hybrid, battery and hydrogen power sources. They are interchangeable, and there is built-in readiness for future power sources as well, as container terminals strive to reach the ultimate goal of decarbonized operations.

“There’s a package of benefits with the new redesigned straddle carrier. Its standardized design means we can deliver it faster, spare parts are more easily available, there’s less maintenance required and every unit is hydrogen-ready. But the main benefit is the modular approach that makes power upgrades easy. Operating on battery or hydrogen, the straddle carrier already has zero tailpipe emissions,” says Hubert Foltys, Director of Straddle Carriers, Port Cranes, Konecranes.

“Our customers are focused on reducing emissions, and we are responding with innovative, smart solutions that enhance their productivity and drive their business forward,” continued Foltys.

The redesigned Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier is available in the standard models lifting 1-over-1, 1-over-2 or 1-over-3, with a maximum lifting capacity of 60 tons. It includes a host of technical improvements to key parts of the machine, including the brakes, the steering system and the driver’s cabin. The biggest new feature of the new straddle carrier is its modular design, which uses less energy and places the power options in a special housing for easy swapping and retrofitting. The hybrid option uses a downsized onboard diesel genset to minimize emissions while charging batteries that power the machine. The battery option uses compact, high-capacity batteries charged in a charging station via the harbor mains. Both of these options can top up battery power with energy recovered from hoisting, while a fully-integrated battery management system (BMS) maximizes battery life. The hydrogen option uses liquid hydrogen fuel cells and will be available in the near future. We invite discussion with interested customers. They now have every power option at their disposal.

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This redesigned straddle carrier is part of Ecolifting, Konecranes’ mission to support our customers in decreasing their carbon footprint with our product and service portfolio. From eco-optimizing diesel drives, to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less. 

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

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Further information:
Svend Videbaek, Marketing Specialist, Port Cranes, Konecranes
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Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That's why, with around 16,600 professionals in over 50 countries, Konecranes is trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs. In 2023, Group sales totalled EUR 4.0 billion. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).