Konecranes goliath crane for DRS

By Laura Hatton03 July 2014

The new Konecranes 110 tonne fixed goliath crane at the DRS facility in Georgemas Junction, Scotland

The new Konecranes 110 tonne fixed goliath crane at the DRS facility in Georgemas Junction, Scotland, UK

National rail freight operator, Direct Rail Services (DRS), has taken delivery of a 110 tonne capacity Konecranes fixed goliath crane at its new facility in Georgemas Junction, Scotland, UK.

The goliath spans 21 metres and has an overall length of 24 m and a lifting height of 11.9 m. It will be used to lift flasks from road to rail transport. The flasks are for a nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.

A team of six crane service engineers installed the double girder goliath crane. It was designed at the Konecranes production plant in East Kilbride.

Tony Hewitson, DRS head of civil engineering and terminals, said, “The project has been a huge success and I would like to commend the professionalism and dedication of the Konecranes engineers involved in helping delivery of the project ahead of schedule. The service provided by Konecranes throughout the project exceeded our expectations, which ensured that it progressed efficiently. I would like to pass on my personal thanks to everyone involved. Work of this nature will undoubtedly help strengthen the excellent relationship that DRS has with Konecranes and I look forward to working on similar projects together moving forwards.”

A spokesperson for Konecranes added, “This project is a perfect example of a number of business units successfully working together to deliver a project efficiently and in a timeframe that exceeded the customer’s expectations.”

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