Kalmar Strikes Again

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Kalmar Strikes AgainKalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Puerto Central S.A (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile. The RTG project has a total value of USD 14 million, including the cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and other auxiliary equipment required to automate certain RTG processes. The order was booked in June 2014 with a delivery and start-up date in July 2015.

The Kalmar RTGs will enable Phase 1 of the terminal’s capacity expansion of 450,000 TEUs as part of PCE’s plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile. Besides a fast delivery time, it was vital for PCE to have the cranes delivered as fully erect.

“Kalmar RTGs are a well proven product that allows us to ensure the success of our project in the short and long term. In addition, the deal will allow us to focus on other areas of our project, like civil works and subsidiaries’ contracts,” said Mauricio Argandona, Infrastructure and Equipment Manager of Puerto Central S.A.

The RTGs will incorporate an optional variable speed generator which enables fuel consumption savings of up to 45% by automatically optimising the engine’s RPM according to the required power. This technology can reduce CO2 emissions by 100,000 kg a year compared to a conventional RTG, based on a fuel consumption level of 21 litres per hour and 4,000 operating hours a year.

Kalmar’s SmartFleet, SmartStack and SmartRail systems are also part of the order, along with a full training package for RTG operators and technicians.

Kalmar SmartFleet is a process automation solution that improves operational transparency in the port, while SmartStack eliminates the problem of lost containers.

Kalmar SmartRail is an automated gantry steering solution for RTGs that improves both safety and operator performance.

Press Release, September 05, 2014

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