Konecranes to deliver cranes to new shipyard in Azerbaijan
Konecranes has received an order for cranes for a shipyard being built in Baku, Azerbaijan. The order was placed by Baku Shipyard, a joint venture company formed by State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Keppel Offshore and Marine (KOM), and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC). The order comprises one Goliath gantry crane and two portal jib cranes. The cranes will be delivered to the Baku shipyard by 2013.
Baku Shipyard will develop a yard that is expected to be ready by the end of 2013. The shipyard will carry out general marine engineering, shipbuilding and repair of vessels for clients operating in the Caspian Sea.
“Baku Shipyard will carry out high-quality shipbuilding projects and ship repair, which meet the operational requirements of our clients. Baku Shipyard will be equipped with the most advanced technologies and Konecranes, one of the leading companies in the lifting business, is an excellent partner that is committed to providing us with the best equipment and services that will ensure high efficiency and productivity at our yard,” says David Loh, General Manager of Baku Shipyard LLC.
“We aim to be an active player, both in sales of new equipment and in service, in the Caspian Sea’s growing crane market,” says Jussi Rautiainen, General Manager, Shipyard Cranes. “The delivery of the recently ordered cranes will be an important milestone in this aim. It also continues the existing relationships we have with both SOCAR and Keppel Offshore and Marine.”
The Goliath gantry crane has a lifting capacity of 300 tons and the portal jib cranes 25 tons each at 40 meters outreach. All cranes are equipped with the latest and most advanced technology developed by Konecranes.