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Exolgan orders four hybrid RTGs from Kalmar

Exolgan has ordered four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires.

The order, which also includes the supply of a spare parts package for the machines, was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in late 2019.

The equipment forms part of Exolgan’s fleet expansion programme, boosting the facility which handles one third of Argentina’s total foreign trade container volumes.

The hybrid cranes are meant to offer savings in fuel efficiency, airborne and noise emissions and maintenance costs by combining lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology with a diesel power unit.

The power unit is used to charge the Li-on batteries, which power all the lifting and driving operations.

Carlos Mancini, engineering manager at Exolgan, praised the machines citing their ability to “help us reduce fuel costs and improve the sustainability of our operations by reducing noise and airborne emissions.”

The cranes delivered to Exolgan will be six+one rows wide and one-over-five high, with a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader.

They will be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution with Container Position Indication (CPI), which automatically controls the gantry steering and feeds container coordinates to the terminal operating system.

They will also feature the Finnish manufacturer’s SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.