Cavotec to electrify RTG cranes at Jebel Ali
Global engineering group, Cavotec has won a contract to electrify eight rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at DP World’s Jebel Ali Port in Dubai − a move that is expected to realise significant reductions in energy costs and emissions.
Diesel-driven RTGs account for a substantial portion of the port’s overall diesel fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Cavotec expects RTG electrification programme to address these economic and environmental challenges.
Commenting on the new contract, Juergen Strommer, managing director, Cavotec Middle East said: “Through this project, Cavotec maintains its position as the leading innovator of energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in the ports and maritime industry in the Middle East.”
Connected to the electric grid through motorised cable reels, Cavotec’s E-RTGs eliminate the need for conventional fossil fuels and cut emissions to zero at the point of use, thereby delivering a reduction in energy costs and improving air quality in and around the port.
This new contract signals Cavotec’s continued growth in the Middle East market. Earlier this year, the company has received orders from Muscat International Airport and Dubai International Airport.