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Conductix-Wampfler AG has received an order for the conversion of 18 diesel-powered rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to its ‘Drive-In’ E-RTG energy and data transmission technology at Yilport in Turkey.

Conductix-Wampfler to electrify Yilport RTGs

The company has been commissioned as the general contractor, both for conversion of the cranes and also for associated reconstruction in the port, from the main transformer to the consumers. The 18 cranes will be rebuilt with more than 6 km of conductor rails system being installed for the power supply to 11 lanes.

The Drive-In system enables RTGs to change lanes without manual plugging and unplugging, with the crane and conductor rail connecting automatically after each block change.

In the last four years Conductix-Wampfler has carried out similar conversions in China, Korea, and Japan and now has more than 700 E-RTG systems in use around the world. The company estimates that such conversions have saved customers a total of around US$53m in fuel costs and more than 51m tonnes of CO2 emissions.