DP World recently announced that it had successfully electrified eight rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at the Port of Jebel Ali in the UAE, with the help of our cable reel electrical supply systems.
The project highlights one way in which ports are taking substantive steps to reduce emissions. According to a statement made by DP World:
“The switch from fossil fuel to electricity will reduce monthly diesel consumption by 109,000 litres in average, saving on energy costs and reducing emissions by almost 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, based on field trials.”
Cavotec engineers have extensive experience of designing innovative systems that reduce environmental impact and boost operational efficiency for ports, airports, mining and tunnelling and a wide variety of general industry applications.
“Cavotec offers extensive expertise in the areas of automation and crane technologies that enable ports worldwide to realise improvements in operational and environmental performance that are increasingly demanded by the industry,” says Ottonel Popesco, Cavotec CEO, in the DP World statement.
Another example of these systems are our shore power, or cold ironing technologies that enable ships in port to switch off their engines and connect to shore-based electrical power supply, thus reducing emissions in ports and surrounding communities.
Today, there are more than 400 of our Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) units that are installed, or currently being installed on ships; while ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Prince Rupert, and Tacoma in North America, as well as Antwerp, Gothenburg, Stockholm and other ports across Europe use land-based versions of the technology.
Working closely with customers, and the industries where we are active as a whole, we are confident that innovative technologies will continue to help reduce environmental impact and improve operational efficiency.