DP World has ordered 15 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) in Mumbai, India.
The RTGs are designed to offer fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance as they utilise a combination of both diesel and electric technology.
With the aim to offer further fuel economy and lower emissions, NSICT’s units will be equipped with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) which will automatically optimise RPM according to the required power.
Eduardo Prat, vice president of sales at Kalmar Automation Solutions, said: “We are delighted to announce this order from DP World, a partner with whom we have a long-standing and highly successful relationship.
“Furthermore, this order is a reflection of the skill and dedication of our local service team in India, whose unparalleled knowledge of RTG technology will ensure that we can continue to provide NSICT with world-class service and support.”
NSICT was India’s first public-private partnership project and is part of the country’s largest port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), which handles 40% of India’s total maritime trade.
The RTGs, booked in the second quarter of 2019, are scheduled to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2020.