The PSA-operated container terminal from Gdańsk has ordered 20 automated sideloaded stacking cranes for the under-construction 1.7m TEUs/year expansion.
The machinery will offer a span of 32 m and two cantilevers of 8.5 m in length each. The lifting height will be 1-over-6.
The cranes' structures will consist of a double girder gantry with Künz's patented trolley, equipped with a 4-drum hoist with direct outgoing ropes to the headblock.
The headblock will be, in turn, equipped with micro motion, allowing for fine positioning in the trolley and crane travel direction. The system also corrects a possible skew.
ABB will supply the electrical equipment, including automation. The ABB technology consists of 3D laser systems with cameras that allow loading and unloading automatically in the truck area and the container stack.
After collaborating on many stacking crane projects for end-loaded terminals, ABB and Künz will now deliver the first equipment for a sideloaded terminal in Europe.
The cranes will be delivered in several phases beginning in early 2024. The final cranes will be completed by the end of H1 2025. The manufacturer plans to go live on the terminal in Q2 of 2024.
"We selected Künz and its partner ABB for several reasons, such as their patented hoist and gantry design and tailored automation solution for Baltic Hub. Together with Künz, we will take great steps on our automation journey that will increase Baltic Hub's productivity while helping us achieve our ambitious sustainability targets," Mustafa Doğan, Technical Director at Baltic Hub, underlined.