Three RTG cranes manufactured by Konecranes delivered from Hanko (Finland) to port Bronka (photo)
Heavy load carrier Meri has delivered 3 RTG cranes manufactured by Konecranes to the Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg), says Bronka project investor and developer Fenix LLC.
The cranes with a lifting capacity of 50 t able to stack one-over-five containers high were delivered from port Hanko and unloaded at Bronka’s berth No 3 through a ro-ro operation typical for ready for service RTGs. Unloading operations lasted for 9 hours.
Heavy load carrier Meri (length – 105.4 m, width – 18.8 m, draught 4.9 - m, propulsion power – 3,600 kW, operating on biofuel) is the first commercial vessel to come by the newly built approach canal of port Bronka.
The next call of the vessel carrying 3 RTG Konecranes for port Bronka is scheduled for August 14, 2015.
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.
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