Cavotec has announced that it has won a contract to electrify eight rubber tyred gantry cranes at DP World's Jebel Ali port in Dubai, a move which will result in significant reductions in energy costs and emissions.
The diesel driven gantry cranes used at the port currently account for a substantial portion of overall diesel fuel consumption. Cavotec plans to replace these with electric gantry cranes that will eliminate the need for conventional fossil fuels, and cut emissions to zero at the point of use.
Not only will this provide a substantial reduction in energy costs, but will also assist in improving the overall air quality in and around the port.
Cavotec Middle East Managing Director, Juergen Strommer explains that "through this project, Cavotec maintains its position as a leading innovator of energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in the ports and maritime industry in the Middle East."
Cavotec provides a range of innovative technologies for the ports sector globally, including:
- MoorMaster automated mooring
- alternative maritime power systems
- Panzerbelt cable protection systems
- crane controllers
- marine propulsion slip rings
- power chains and connectors
- radio remote controls
- motorised and spring driven cable reels; and
- steel chains.