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Conductix-Wampfler AG to convert 18 RTGs to electrical operation at Marport, Turkey

26.07.2011 – Conductix-Wampfler AG received another order from Turkey to convert diesel-powered Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs) to electrical operation.  The “E-RTG” technology developed in Weil am Rhein will be used to convert 18 RTGs for the leading Turkish container terminal operator Marport Terminal Operators S.A at Marport, one of Turkey’s busiest container ports, handling 1.7 million TEU in 2010.

Conductix-Wampfler was not only chosen for the conversion of the RTGs but also for the steel framework construction and the installation of conductor rails in the Marport West Terminal in Ambarli, west of Istanbul.  Due to space restrictions, Conductix-Wampfler will convert the RTGs using the Plug-In system on-site.  In all, 18 cranes in 14 blocks will be converted, each of which will receive Plug-In units on both sides of the RTG.  More than eight kilometres of conductor rails will be installed for the entire system length of almost two kilometres.

Diesel-driven RTGs often account for a good half of the power consumed in a port, and are thus responsible for a significant part of its CO2 emissions. As diesel prices rise and environmental protection becomes more important, many operators are looking for alternative power concepts for these essential cranes. Using Conductix-Wampfler’s E-RTG system, these cranes can quickly be converted to cost-saving, environmentally friendly electrical operation. The electrification can use the Drive-In solution, the Plug-In solution, or a motorized cable reel, depending on the individual needs of a port.

This latest order follows completed transactions for terminal operators in China, Korea, Japan, and Turkey.  The company claims that its E-RTG conversions have saved customers almost 60 million US dollars and more than 51 million tonnes of CO2 emissions to date.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Kusch, Marketing Communications, Conductix-Wampfler AG

Tel: +49(0) 7621 / 662-492

www.conductix.com

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