Chantiers de l’Atlantique Orders 'Goliath' Shipyard Crane

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 10, 2020

(Image: Konecranes)

(Image: Konecranes)

Konecranes and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, have signed a contract for the delivery of a Konecranes Goliath gantry crane. It will handle large ship blocks and panels over the dry dock, playing a leading role in ship assembly at the shipyard. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Konecranes Goliath crane will be delivered with the cooperation of both parties. It will be manufactured in Europe by Konecranes in its entirety. The crane assembly on-site and the erection work will be done in cooperation between the shipyard and Konecranes. Heavy lift operations will start in summer 2021, and the crane is scheduled to enter into service in spring 2022. It will have a lifting capacity of 1,050 tons, with a rail-span of 130 meters and a height of 81 meters under the main girder

Bertrand Paquet, VP Purchasing, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said, “This order placed with Konecranes is part of an ambitious investment plan of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. With a height of 10 meters higher than the other gantry crane of the yard, the new Goliath crane will allow us to lift and install all of the superstructure parts of the large vessels we will build in the coming years.”

Chantiers de l’Atlantique is currently building a series of cruise ships including Oasis Class and Edge Class ships for Royal Caribbean Line and Meraviglia ships for MSC Cruises, following after the Queen Mary 2 for Cunard.

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