South Carolina improves its eco rating

Konecranes hybrid RTG The hybrid system used in the RTGs will feature a lithium-ion battery pack and advanced battery management system. Credit: Konecranes

Konecranes will supply South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) with three Konecranes RTGs equipped with hybrid power packs designed for eco-efficient operation and uncompromised performance.

The hybrid system used in the RTGs will feature a lithium-ion battery pack and advanced battery management system that will monitor the charge level and the general health of the batteries. Konecranes will be able to monitor the status of this system via TRUCONNECT remote connection. The hybrid system, which is modular and retrofittable, also comes with an eco-efficient Tier 4f engine that will charge the batteries when necessary.

“These hybrid RTGs mark a new era in SCPA’s pursuit of eco-efficiency,” said Jussi Suhonen, sales director Americas at Konecranes Port Solutions. “At Konecranes we are constantly pushing battery technology and electrification forward to make our container handling equipment more eco-efficient without compromising crane performance in any way.”

Robust performance

The RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 50t while stacking containers 1-over-5 high and 6 plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with the Active Load Control system, which eliminates container sway. They will also be equipped with auto-steering and truck lift prevention features.

Delivery of the cranes is expected in the first quarter of 2020 to the Wando Welch Terminal, Charleston, South Carolina, US.

The SPCA owns and operates public marine terminals in the Port of Charleston and the Port of Georgetown, in addition to inland ports in Greer and Dillon, South Carolina.

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