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Kalmar to run a complete refurbishment of two ship-to-shore cranes for ACCHCO in Egypt



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to retrofit both electrically and mechanically two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Co. (ACCHCO) at the Port of Alexandria, Egypt. The order was signed into Cargotec's 2015 second quarter order intake, and the project is planned to be completed by the end of 2015. The value of the order is approximately EUR 3.5 million.

The cranes, originally supplied by Cerretti Tanfany, have been operational since 1995. The cranes will be fully refurbished both electrically and mechanically, replacing the most critical components in order to extend the lifetime of the cranes. The works include the replacement of the current spreaders by Bromma spreaders that will be supplied as part of the retrofit works.

Admiral Alaa el-din Nada, Chairman of ACCHCO said: "This is a very important project for ACCHCO as our STS cranes are the key equipment to develop our daily container handling activity. We chose Kalmar to carry out the retrofit project as we consider Kalmar as one of the most reliable companies to execute this type of highly specialised project. We look forward to cooperate with Kalmar in the future as well."

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Kalmar EMEA South said: "We are of course very pleased that ACCHCO chose us to work with them in the development of their terminal. This is the biggest order for Kalmar Crane Upgrades in Egypt so far. We are confident that more customers and opportunities will open up for us in Egypt."

The project is carried out by the Kalmar Crane Upgrades specialists in South EMEA. Kalmar has five regional Crane Upgrades competence centres around the globe.

Established in 1984, Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Company is the first specialised container handling terminal in Egypt. The company operates two major terminals, Alexandria Container Terminal at the Port of Alexandria, and ElDekheila Terminal at the Port of Dekheila.

Further information for the press:

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Kalmar EMEA South, tel. phone: +34 956667564,

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.


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