Cavotec wins Dubai port contract
Dubai, November 21, 2011
Global engineering group Cavotec said it has won a contract to electrify eight rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at DP World’s Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
Cavotec is also a major developer of innovative technologies that enable the maritime, airports, mining and tunnelling, and general industry sectors to operate more sustainably.
The move is aimed at achieving significant reductions in energy costs and emissions at the Jebel Ali port, said a top official.
“Through this project, Cavotec maintains its position as the leading innovator of energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in the ports and maritime industry in the Middle East,” explained Juergen Strommer, managing director Cavotec Middle East.
“We are delighted to be working with DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali port on this project, and we applaud them for their commitment to sustainability,” he added.
Diesel-driven RTGs account for a substantial portion of the port’s overall diesel fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Cavotec’s RTG electrification programme addresses these economic and environmental challenges.
Connected to the electric grid through motorised cable reels, Cavotec’s E-RTGs eliminate the need for conventional fossil fuels and cut emissions to zero at the point of use, thereby delivering a substantial reduction in energy costs and improving air quality in and around the port.
Strommer said the RTG crane project reflected Cavotec’s continued growth in the Middle East market.
Earlier this year, the company was awarded significant orders, one with Muscat International Airport, the other with Dubai International Airport, for advanced in-ground utility systems, he added.-TradeArabia News Service