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Kalmar to supply RTGs to Algerian port of Oran

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won an order for seven rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, worth €10m (US$11m), for the Port of Oran Container Terminal in Algeria.

The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2016 fourth quarter order intake and the E-One² RTGs will be delivered to the customer during the third quarter of 2017.

This follows a call for tender launched by the Algerian port procurement company Groupement D’Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP).

The delivery includes Kalmar SmartPort process automation systems: SmartProfile, SmartRail and SmartFleet.

SmartProfile uses advanced laser technology to detect collision risks in a stack and automatically stops the trolley when a risk is detected, hoping to reduce the risk of collisions.

The SmartRail automated gantry steering system with Container Position Indication (CPI) automatically controls the gantry within centimetre grade accuracy on the travelling path and feeds the container coordinates to the Terminal Operating System (TOS).

SmartFleet remote monitoring allows the terminal to manage, troubleshoot and analyse the status, productivity and maintenance needs of the equipment.

The order includes seven Kalmar E-One2 RTGs, each with a 45-tonne capacity, a six plus one span, and a hoisting height of one over five containers (ISO9’6″ standard).

GICEP is a group that coordinates the purchasing of the equipment necessary for the Algerian Public Ports including container handling activities.