Konecranes deliver first fully-electric RTG to Turkish terminal

  • Finnish crane manufacture delivers first of eight busbar-powered RTGs to EVYAP Port, Istanbul

Konecranes, the Finnish crane manufacturer, has delivered its first busbar-powered, fully-electric Rubber-Tyred-Gantry (RTG) crane to EVYAP Port, Turkey.

This RTG is part of an order, received last year from the port, for eight fully-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes.

In a statement, EVYAP Port said that it had selected Konecranes as its RTG provider due to the “eco-efficiency, reliability and high quality” of the cranes.

The busbar-powered Konecranes RTG, also equipped with network braking, will reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent and reduce local emissions by up to 95 percent, according to Konecranes.

All of the busbar RTGs, which do not use hydraulics, will run on electricity drawn from the local grid, and will be equipped with a full-size diesel generator and Konecranes Diesel Fuel Saver technology in case of electricity blackouts.

Located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, EVYAP Port’s container terminal has an annual capacity of 615,000 TEU.

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