Vahle, a mobile electrification systems specialist, has won the inaugural Port of Felixstowe Environment award after converting diesel powered Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTG) to electric power.
The eRTG Project contributed towards a Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) concentration reduction of 8% against 2016 figures when compared to the port’s findings from the previous year.
Port of Felixstowe created the accolade to recognize both the large and small scale projects happening at the port that demonstrate a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations.
Presenting the award, Jessica Briggs, Energy and Environment Manager at the port, said: “I am very proud to present the Port of Felixstowe Environment Award to the eRTG project, as this project represents significant investment from our business into energy efficiency and carbon reduction.
“The reduced environmental impact of the converted fleet is already demonstrable, which is encouraging when considering future footprint reducing activities on site”