Revolutionary RTGs for Norwegian port

  • Kalmar to deliver eight zero emission RTGs to Port of Oslo

The Port of Oslo has ordered eight zero emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Kalmar.

The cranes, featuring Kalmar SmartPort automation technology, will be put into operation at the port’s Sjursøya Container Terminal (SCT) in Sydhavna (south harbour).

The order, valued at approximately €17 million, will see all eight machines delivered within an 18 month time frame.

“As the Port of Oslo is located in a highly populated urban area, environmentally considerations, especially energy consumption and noise level were important issues in the evaluation process,” explains Svein Olav Lunde, director of the technical operation & maintenance department at the Port of Oslo.

“The Port of Oslo is proud to be the first terminal to deploy this revolutionary technology in RTGs that makes our operations more sustainable, safer and quieter.”

“Through these innovative features that Kalmar is delivering us, our RTG drivers will be among the most efficient RTG operators in the world.”

Oslo Port has plans in place to enhance its container capacity from its current 210,000 TEU to 450,000 TEU annually. The purchase of the RTGs will play a significant role in achieving this goal.

Kalmar has also announced this week that it has retained a three-year contract to provide complete service and maintenance support for two Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by SCA Logistics B.V at their Rotterdam Terminal in the Netherlands. The contract became operational in September 2013.

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