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HHLA orders 14 eco-friendly Kalmar straddle carriers

13.04.2011 – Hamburg terminal operator HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) has placed an order with Cargotec for 14 Kalmar 7+ generation ESC350W diesel-electric straddle carriers. The new machines, acknowledged as the most environmentally friendly model offered by Cargotec, will be deployed at HHLA’s Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) facility and will be delivered in September this year.

The new straddle carriers feature Selective Catalytic Reduction engine technology, designed to meet Stage 3B engine emissions requirements that came into force in the European Union earlier this year. The 3-high machines with twin-lift spreaders capable of lifting up to 50-tonne loads will also be supplied with a variable speed generator (VSG) and winch hoist system with full AC drives. This combination reflects HHLA’s desire to reduce both harmful emissions and fuel consumption.

The 7+ generation straddle carriers, launched in June 2010, also feature a modular and compact power electrics design, improved access to the power pack to facilitate maintenance work and a fuel efficient visco fan as standard.

As an integral part of the contract, Cargotec will also be supplying HHLA with its UniQ Equipment Monitoring Service (EMS) and Analysis tool, monitoring straddle carrier performance from the terminal control room, including fuel levels, fluid temperature, tyre pressures and forecast maintenance requirements.

According to Ismo Matinlauri, Cargotec’s Senior Vice President, Port Cranes: “Everything that the operator can see on the monitor in the straddle carrier cab, staff in the control will also be able to monitor remotely through wireless LAN. This data will be extremely useful, allowing HHLA to analyse and monitor operational trends within the straddle carrier fleet.”

Initially the UniQ EMS and Analysis system will be installed only on the new HHLA machines. However it could be retrofitted on other HHLA straddle carriers at a later stage.

For further information, please contact:

Ismo Matinlauri, Senior Vice President, Port Cranes

Tel: +358 24 121 308

Elizabeth Gibson, Communications Manager

Tel: +1 785 214 1223

www.cargotec.com

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