Have you ever paused to consider the journey that brings your favorite fruit to your local supermarket’s shelves?
Inspiring benchmarks, compelling solutions and exotic curios from around the globe.
At Xayaburi Hydro Power Plant (HPP), Laos, leading hydro engineering supplier Andritz is benefiting from the safety and efficiency of Konecranes heavy-duty open winch cranes to lift and accurately position the biggest hydropower turbines in Southeast Asia.
Location: Tianjin, China. Challenge: Improve efficiency to increase business at a busy container facility. Solution: Robust equipment that can adapt its lifting power to the weight of the load.
The Lampoldshausen facilities of the German Aerospace Center or Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) develop technologies that are essential for European space travel.
Demand for bioproducts is growing rapidly. In August 2017, the world’s first next-generation bioproduct mill was started up as planned in Äänekoski, Finland. Built by Metsä Group, the world-class mill’s annual pulp production capacity is 1.3 million tons. In addition to delivering five industrial cranes to the mill, Konecranes built a pioneering automatic train loading system for pulp units.
In 2015, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd in Kittilä, Finland, installed the Konecranes Agilon system 350 meters beneath the surface to help improve information and order management at Europe’s largest gold production facility. Earlier in 2017, Konecranes delivered a second system. This time the new Agilon was placed overground.
In May 2015, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, inaugurated the Lamong Bay Terminal, the country’s first automated container handling facility and a project of the state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (Pelindo III). The event was an important milestone in the nation’s long-term transport development program.
Challenge: Moisture or dust can keep cranes’ optical sensors from functioning properly.
Solution: Innovate a nanotech coating to keep sensors clean and dry.
GCT New York’s engineering team wanted to see to it that all machines were capable of operating trouble-free given these rigorous demands.
Last year, Konecranes finalized an extensive ladle crane modernization project at Outokumpu’s stainless steel plant in Tornio, Finland. The undertaking pulled together resources from throughout the company, utilizing a diverse skillset for one of the most challenging upgrades in Konecranes’ history.
Embracing elements of start-up culture can help big companies keep a fresh, innovative edge and stay relevant in the era of digital disruption.
Oktoberfest, the world’s most famous beer festival, takes place in Munich, Germany, and lasts over two weeks.
Fortum’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Klaipeda produces much of the district heating for Lithuania’s third largest city while also solving waste management problems in the region.