Improving the efficiency of RTGs

17 Feb 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV has recently completed a three-year collaborative project with University of Reading, CRESS Energy Systems and Valencia Port Foundation to improve the energy efficiency of RTGs.

It looked at improving this by electrification, genset down rating or the incorporation of energy recovery, storage and reuse. Following this, design simulation tool was developed the assist port operators.

The tool aims to assist in predicting the costs and benefits associated with the deployment of energy efficiency and storage solutions in container terminals. It is used to devise strategies that will reduce the energy costs and gas emissions produced by RTGs.

Royal HaskoningDHV's onsite testing shows through a combinations of options there can be improvements of energy efficiency up to 40% which will result in vital emissions reductions.

The service is created to be port specific by using the tool to estimate current energy demands and emissions before considering options and costs for measures. Scenarios which could be explored during this process include electrification, genset downsizing and energy storage.

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