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May 4th, 2023 - Container terminal operators can now benefit from the new sustainable solution for rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) – the ECOBatteryPack. This innovative solution provides a perfect balance between efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.
The Battery-Hybrid Solution consist of a medium-sized Li-Ion battery system that drives all crane operations and a small size diesel genset that charges the battery when necessary. The system ensures that the regenerative energy during container lowering is fully utilized to also charge the battery. With approximately 30 moves without the need for a genset when fully charged, container terminal operators can achieve up to 60% fuel savings compared to conventional genset usage.
Unlike electrified systems using grid power, the Battery-Hybrid Solution does not require extra yard infrastructure like motorized cable reels or conductor rails, which have clear advantages in other application environments. This solution provides full operational flexibility for the RTG, also allowing block changes without disconnecting and reconnecting to grid power.
The Battery-Hybrid Solution's small diesel genset automatically starts when the battery State of Charge (SOC) reaches the lower limit. This ensures that the RTG's normal operation is not interrupted when the battery is charging. Furthermore, the system provides remote access to the operation parameters/status, allowing for seamless monitoring and control and includes a cloud service for system diagnosis and troubleshooting, ensuring that the system remains in perfect working condition. With reduced emissions and noise, the Battery-Hybrid Solution is an eco-friendly solution that also provides significant cost advantages compared to the conventional genset RTGs. It reduces maintenance and energy costs and provides better total cost of ownership (TCO)
"We are proud to provide container terminal operators with a solution that not only supports their sustainability efforts but also improves their bottom line," said Philipp Wasmer, Global Market Manager Container Handling at Conductix-Wampfler. "The ECOBatteryPack Battery-Hybrid Solution is a game-changer for the port industry. It provides an unparalleled combination of efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability, all while maintaining full operational flexibility."
Conductix-Wampfler's ECOBatteryPack is a brand that promotes battery hybrid, battery full electric and battery electric solutions for RTGs. It offers an ideal choice for container terminal operators looking to reduce their carbon footprint while achieving greater operational efficiency, tailored to their yard layout and application environment.
Conductix-Wampfler is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable energy supply and data transmission solutions for mobile port equipment. With a focus on reducing emissions and improving efficiency, the company’s solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry while also providing total cost of ownership advantages.