TPS received the largest order for rubber-tyred gantry cranes

Terex Port Solutions has received the largest order for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) in the history of the company.

Beginning April 2014, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will hand over 26 cranes to Malaysian terminal operator Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) for use in the port of Pelabuhan. The order also includes an option to order an additional 32 cranes, which are manufactured at TPS’ location in Xiamen, China. The machines will be configured as E-RTGs – powered externally by electricity supplied through a busbar system.

The cranes will service two new quays
PTP ordered the new rubber-tyred cranes in connection with the comprehensive expansion of its terminal, which is the largest container terminal in Malaysia. They will be used on the two new quays that are under construction and will stretch 720 m when

“By expanding our terminal we aim to increase container-handling volumes by a further 25 per cent
and the new cranes will play a key role in this context.”
– Glen Hilton, CEO of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas

they are opened in May 2014. The cranes can stack standard containers 1-over-5, service seven container rows, plus a loading and unloading lane, and have an under-spreader lifting capacity of 50 t. High handling performance is achieved through gantry speeds of up to 136 m/min and trolley speeds of up to 70 m/min. Power for the cranes is supplied direct from the harbour mains along busbar systems, which means that the gantries do not generate any exhaust emissions in the terminal and feature low noise levels. Using an external power supply reduces operating and energy costs significantly compared with conventional diesel-electric machines. To allow the cranes to travel independently, for example, for maintenance purposes, each crane also has an auxiliary diesel generator.



Maarten Zijlmans

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