Mobile power and data solutions provider Vahle has completed the first phase of Tanjung Priok’s port electrification megaproject.
The electrification of the New Priok Container Terminal One (NPCT1), a joint venture between Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), Mitsui Co. Ltd., PSA International and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisa (NYK Line), started in September last year.
The terminal’s new electrified rubber-tyred gantry cranes (eRTGs) are currently powered by 26 container blocks installed with VAHLE’s conductor rail.
This process is expected to enable NPCT1 to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution, as well as fuel costs by up to 90%.
A statement by Vahle noted: “This whole investment would not only make the Kalibaru Project [NPCT1] to be the biggest, most modernised terminal in Jakarta, but also to be the “Green Port” that appeals to the Indonesian Government as it is using the eRTGs and also exploring the “cold ironing” facility.”
The project was carried out by Vahle in collaboration with MHE Demag as a partner company from Indonesia. The first of five expansion phases at Tanjung Priok port was officially opened in September 2016.
Vahle supplied its eRTG solution to the cranes’ manufacturer Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. (MES) directly so that the new RTGs could be equipped with the automated telescopic arms before arriving at the terminal.
With 12 eRTGs now commissioned, the company is expected to complete the fleet with three more cranes by end of the year.
“All eRTGs are installed with automated telescopic arms to enter and leave the electrification infrastructure automatically, synchronizer for seamless switching of the power supply between diesel-generator and grid to reduce fuel costs, auto-steering for fully-automated steering of the RTG and off-track protection to simplify the day-to-day business,” the company’s statement added.