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Kalmar to deliver seven RTGs to Puerto Central S.A. in Chile

2014 Press


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Puerto Central S.A (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile. The RTG project has a total value of USD 14 million, including the cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and other auxiliary equipment required to automate certain RTG processes. The order was booked in June 2014 with a delivery and start-up date in July 2015.

The Kalmar RTGs will enable Phase 1 of the terminal's capacity expansion of 450,000 TEUs as part of PCE's plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile. Besides a fast delivery time, it was vital for PCE to have the cranes delivered as fully erect.

"Kalmar RTGs are a well proven product that allows us to ensure the success of our project in the short and long term. In addition, the deal will allow us to focus on other areas of our project, like civil works and subsidiaries' contracts," explains Mauricio Argandona, Infrastructure and Equipment Manager of Puerto Central S.A.

The Kalmar diesel-electric E-One2 RTGs provide unrivalled performance at minimum energy consumption and easy maintenance. The RTGs will incorporate an optional variable speed generator which enables fuel consumption savings of up to 45% by automatically optimising the engine's RPM according to the required power. This innovative technology can reduce CO2 emissions by 100,000 kg a year compared to a conventional RTG, based on a fuel consumption level of 21 litres per hour and 4,000 operating hours a year. The Kalmar E-One2 RTG's maintenance interval of 1,000 hours is the industry's longest.

Kalmar's SmartFleet, SmartStack and SmartRail systems are also part of the order, along with a full training package for RTG operators and technicians. Kalmar SmartFleet is a process automation solution that improves operational transparency in the port, while SmartStack eliminates the problem of lost containers. Kalmar SmartRail is an automated gantry steering solution for RTGs that improves both safety and operator performance.

Further information for the press:

Alexandre Esse, Commercial Manager, Kalmar Brazil, tel. +55 13 3308-2230

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.