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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Fuel consumption minimised with new Kalmar SmartPower RTG

3/13/2012

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 13 MARCH 2012 AT 7 AM (EET)

Cargotec introduces a new rubber tyred gantry (RTG) crane, Kalmar SmartPower RTG, which minimises fuel consumption and provides an excellent balance between productivity and cost efficiency.

The new crane is equipped with an intelligent power management system and a significantly smaller diesel engine compared to conventional RTGs. These technological innovations lead to a fuel consumption of only 9 litres per operational hour in typical RTG applications, which is the lowest fuel consumption without energy storage in the industry.

RTG Product Manager Marko Rasinen: "In a typical RTG operation between 9 and 18 containers are handled per hour. This is a very good fit for the SmartPower RTG, which provides the perfect balance between productivity and cost efficiency''.  

In the Kalmar SmartPower RTG, the new power management system ensures the most economical engine RPM is used at all times during operation and controls speeds and accelerations to reduce the peak power requirement. With Cargotec's new innovative approach, energy consumption and exhaust emissions are greatly reduced. The new Kalmar SmartPower RTG is based on Kalmar E-One2 all-electric design without any hydraulics and it incorporates the industry leading safety levels already featured in the Kalmar E-One2 RTGs.

The whole Kalmar E-One2 product family including the Zero Emission RTG with electric power supply helps customers to meet the latest environmental demands without sacrificing operational productivity and lifetime cost efficiency. The E-One2's maintenance interval of 1.000 hours, for both crane and optionally for engine, remains by far the longest in the industry and considerably increases terminal operational efficiency.

Further information for the press:
Marko Rasinen, Product Manager RTG, tel. +358 3 265 8284,  marko.rasinen@cargotec.com
Maija Eklöf, Director, Communications and Marketing, Terminals, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@cargotec.com 

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.1 billion in 2011 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

 

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