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Cargotec to cooperate with ST Kinetics to bring hydraulic hybrid technology in terminal tractors

16/11/2009

Press release,16November 2009
Cargotec has agreed to work together with Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) to finalize the development and then launch hydraulic hybrid feature as an option for Kalmar Terminal Tractors.

PSA Singapore Terminals initiated a project for a hybrid terminal tractor with ST Kinetics some two years ago. The first modelhas been introduced to public on 16 November. PSA Singapore Terminals is the world largest container transhipment hub and currently operates hundreds of Kalmar terminal tractors.

ST Kinetics is today among the leaders in hybrid hydraulics technologies. We are thrilled that the project to incorporate ST Kinetics’ hyPOWER Hybrid Hydraulic Drive into Cargotec Kalmar terminal tractor for trial with PSA Singapore Terminals was a success and demonstrated fuel savings that benefits both the operator and the environment, said Sew Chee Jhuen, President ST Kinetics.

Since the beginning of prototype integration for our Kalmar terminal tractor, we have been very excited to assist in this effort. The first Kalmar terminal tractor with a hybrid capability was delivered to Singapore for field testing in October and has performed well. The hybrid package recovers braking energy and releases it during acceleration thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions by approximately 15%, said Mikko Vuojolainen, Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Cargotec.

Container terminals are often surrounded by urban development. Therefore, having high concentration of big diesel engines offers great potential for meaningful reductions in emissions. PSA has always been a forerunner in demanding the latest low emission engine technology in their terminal tractors. It comes as no surprise that we are testing this new hybrid technology also in Singapore, continued Vuojolainen.

Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) delivers integrated land systems, specialty vehicles and their related equipment, as well as life-time support for defense, homeland security and commercial markets. The company is part of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), one of Asia leading companies in defense and specialty vehicles.
For further information please contact,
Pauliina Koivunen, Director, External Communications,
tel. +358 3 265 8111

NOTES TO EDITORS

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering solutions for the loading and unloading of goods on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec main daughter brands for cargo handling Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are global market leaders in their fields. Cargotec global network offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion in 2008 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Cargotec 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 and automation. One-in-four container movements around the globe is handled by a Kalmar machine.

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