Konecranes starts assembling of RTG cranes for Bronka’s container terminal (photo)
Under the contract for procurement of crane facilities, Konecranes has commenced assembling of the first (out of ten) RTG cranes for the Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg). According to Fenix LLC, the Bronka project investor and developer, the assembling works will last till May 15, 2015.
The delivery of the cranes to the site of MMPK Bronka is scheduled for early June.
One-over-five-high RTG cranes with the capacity of 50 t are intended for operation at the Bronka’s container terminal.
The Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have 1.176 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 630 meters (3 berths). After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MMPK Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14,4 meters in 2015 MMPK Bronka will be able to accommodate post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.
Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone.
The launch of MMPK Bronka operations is scheduled for September 2015.