Another 15 RTGs for Piraeus
11 January 2016
Piraeus Container Terminal in Greece has ordered 15 all-electric rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Cargotec's Kalmar division.
Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) is a subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited the value of this latest of three orders is around €20 million (US$22 million). Kalmar's previous deliveries to the terminal consisted of 12 all-electric RTGs in 2013 and nine in 2015.
“The zero-emission cranes, which are 9+1 wide and 1-over-6 high, will help us to achieve our goal of increasing capacity while meeting all the latest environmental demands,” commented Li Jianchun, PCT deputy general manager, who added, “These latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs will be working in the Pier III expansion area, helping us to enhance capacity in the yard. The RTGs apply new technologies that enhance productivity, reliability and flexibility, which we consider to be tremendous achievements. The cranes will be manufactured in China at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries like the previous ones delivered by Kalmar. We have been extremely satisfied with both the crane quality and on-time deliveries.”
Kalmar’s E-One2 RTG has a 41 tonne capacity. Its all-electric power system means zero emissions at source, no engine noise and no hydraulic oil on board. A further benefit is the 1,000 hour maintenance interval.