QC, RTG and checker cabins for Port of Oslo
Oslo is the location of the largest container port in Norway: The Port of Oslo. This port handles a total of 210,000 TEUs per year. To be able to meet the growing demand, the port’s annual capacity will be doubled over the coming years. New RTG and STS cranes will be acquired to realise this goal. Konecranes and Cargotec were contracted by the Port of Oslo to construct these cranes, each equipped with a Merford cabin.
Port with ambition
Half of Norwegians live within three hours driving time from the Port of Oslo. That makes the port the most important container terminal in Norway. To be able to continue to meet demand in the future, the port is expanding so its capacity will have doubled by 2030. The Sjursøya peninsula will provide the necessary space for this. The noise and CO2 emissions produced by the cranes must be kept to a minimum since the port is located close to the densely populated areas of the city.
Freedom of movement
Cargotec (Kalmar) was awarded with the contract to produce eight RTG cranes for the terminal. Konecranes was contracted to supply two STS operator cabins and two checker cabins. Both companies subcontracted Merford to develop the operator cabins. All cabins meet high standards. For example, best use was made of the space available in the RTG cabins. There is room for many accessories without affecting the operator’s freedom of movement. The two STS cabins are especially large in order to provide room for a separate compartment. This is divided from the operator’s space by a sliding door. Noise pollution for the operator has been limited by placing the Industrial Climate Unit, as well as the e-cabinet, in the first area. The cranes will be commissioned during 2015.