After ten years of operating the Kalmar equipment, BACTSSA was looking to extend the performance of their existing RTGs to handle increasing annual teu volumes.
Cargotec’s proposal was based on modifications that required thorough structural and mechanical calculations. A key consideration was that the design had to fulfill the requirements stated on international standards such as FEM. This meant that the latest regulations and a strict quality control plan had to be adopted throughout the process.
The solution was to increase the length of the columns by 2.9 m by installing column extensions. These were manufactured by local suppliers, under the close supervision of experts from Cargotec Argentina.