Cargotec prepared to meet new engine regulations starting 2011
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 15 DECEMBER 2010 AT 12:00 NOON EETStarting 1 January 2011, Cargotec is prepared to fit its Kalmar products with the latest engines using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology to deliver near-zero NOx and harmful particulate emissions. This change complies with the EU Stage IIIB and US EPA Tier 4i emission regulations which govern all off-road equipment powered by engines of 130kW and above.
Cargotec has carefully planned ahead to ensure a smooth transition across the entire range of products that will be affected by the new legislation. With the changes significantly reducing emissions but not affecting capacity, the result is a series of engines which meet the legal obligations without sacrificing the level of productivity, safety and quality that Cargotec customers have come to expect.
Jorma Tirkkonen, Senior Vice President, RDE Services, says:
"These engines combine high power output with efficient fuel consumption. Furthermore, there is no increase in service intervals or costly downtime as the system is designed to last the lifetime of the engines. Their introduction shows our ongoing commitment to environmental protection and a desire to reduce running costs for our customers wherever possible."
Fuel efficiency & low emissions
The SCR engines are optimised for efficient combustion, which provides fuel efficiency and low particulate emission benefits. To combat the resultant NOx emissions, AdBlue is injected into the exhaust gas. The exhaust gas and AdBlue then enter a catalytic converter, which turns the NOx into harmless
Nitrogen gas and water vapour.
The EGR engine works at a lower combustion temperature which generates a low level of NOx. This type of engine generates a high level of particles, but eliminates these particles with an added particulate filter.
For further information, please contact:
Jorma Tirkkonen, Senior Vice President, RDE Services, +358 3 265 8202,
Elizabeth Gibson, Communications Manager, +1 785 214 1223,
Notes to editors
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 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employs approximately 9,800 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Cargotec's expertise in container and heavy load handling is represented in the global marketplace by the wide range of Kalmar solutions. This includes ship-to-shore cranes, yard cranes, shuttle and straddle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, log stackers, forklifts and automation. One in four container movements around the globe is handled by a Kalmar machine.