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Konecranes to supply fully automated cranes to Elixir Group's new waste-to-energy facility in Serbia

Konecranes is a leading supplier to the Waste-to-Energy industry
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Konecranes is a leading supplier to the Waste-to-Energy industry

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  • Konecranes to provide two 17-ton grab lifter cranes for Elixir Group's waste-to-energy facility in Serbia, enhancing the chemical industry's energy production capabilities.

  • The cranes are engineered for continuous operation, aimed at improving throughput and ensuring a consistent fuel supply for the incineration process, while adhering to strict environmental standards.

  • Elixir Group praises Konecranes for their professionalism, responsiveness, and comprehensive support throughout the project planning phase, highlighting the company's reputable standing and robust service network.

  • Konecranes emphasizes its customer-focused approach, offering extensive consultation to optimize equipment layout and performance, showcasing its commitment to innovation, circularity, and safety in the material handling industry.

Konecranes will supply two grab lifter cranes to Elixir Group’s industrial complex in Prahovo, Serbia, to meet the growing energy demands of its chemical industry. The order was booked in December 2023, with deliveries and installation scheduled from October 2024.


The project involves the installation of two 17-ton cranes that will be positioned within the site’s waste bunker. The cranes are designed to perform multiple functions, including the compartmentalization of different types of waste, mixing various materials and supplying the fuel preparation hall and feeding hoppers of the combustion line. Engineered for continuous 24/7 operation, these cranes aim to enhance throughput and maintain a consistent fuel supply for the incineration process while also meeting tight environmental guidelines.

"From the very beginning of negotiations Konecranes demonstrated a high level of professionalism, aiding us in identifying key aspects of our planning that would require special attention. The good mutual understanding, prompt responses and willingness to address every request further convinced us of Konecranes' expertise. The company's reputable standing, backed by numerous references and a robust service network, instilled confidence in us that the project execution will be smooth, and we can expect excellent aftersales support," said Damjan Karlovčan, Assistant Director for R&D Project Implementation at Elixir Group.

"At Konecranes, our commitment goes beyond merely supplying a single piece of lifting equipment. We engage in comprehensive consultation with our customers right from the project's initiation, actively assisting in optimizing layout, throughput and material handling equipment so we can design the most suitable solution with the best possible performance,” said Markus Scheibelberger, Director Product Sales, Industrial Service & Equipment, EMEA, Konecranes.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

Source: Konecranes