Kalmar has won a €10 million order for seven rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Algerian port procureme

Kalmar has won a €10 million order for seven rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Algerian port procurement company Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a €10 million (US$ 10.6 million) order for seven rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes following a call for tender launched by Algerian port procurement company Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP).

The Port of Oran Container Terminal is embarking on an expansion project and the Kalmar E-One² RTGs will provide the terminal with reliable performance, reduced fuel consumption, and a maintenance interval of 1,000 hours, Kalmar said.

The delivery includes Kalmar SmartPort process automation systems: SmartProfile, SmartRail and SmartFleet. SmartProfile uses laser technology to detect collision risks in a stack and automatically stops the trolley when a risk is detected. Combined with Kalmar's electromechanical anti-sway technology the risk of collisions is minimised.

The SmartRail automated gantry steering system with container position indication automatically controls the gantry to centimetre grade accuracy on the travel path and feeds the container co-ordinates with the terminal operating system.

SmartFleet remote monitoring allows the terminal to manage, troubleshoot and analyse the status, productivity and maintenance needs of the equipment.

The order includes seven Kalmar E-One² RTGs, each with a 45 tonne capacity, a six plus one span, and a hoisting height of one over five containers.

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