Liebherr Container Cranes has sold a new hybrid Rubber Tyre Gantry crane (RTG) to Doyle Shipping group at Dublin Port, in Ireland.
The new RTG has a span of 25.9 metres - or seven containers plus a truck lane wide - with a lift height of 21 metres, which is equivalent to one over six containers high, while offering maximum capacity of 41 tonnes. Power comes from a diesel with generator or battery/main power.
Drive, steer and hoist are all operated by electric motors, while a state of the art capacitor system - the LES 200 - effectively captures and preserves the energy produced during hoist lowering and braking, which would otherwise go to waste, improving efficiency and helping offset high energy usage during peak demand.
Liebherr’s European sales manager Dan O’Shea said: " We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Doyle’s and to provide them with the latest technology in container handling. Liebherr have worked with the group at Dublin Port since 1999 when they received the first of six Liebherr Harbour Mobile cranes. Five more followed, while in 2007, they received the first three of their Liebherr RTGs, with the newest machine bringing to 12 the number of RTGs at the terminal. In addition, we have supplied a ship to shore container crane in 2015.”
We are proud to continue our long standing partnership with this new hybrid crane. Commitment to sustainability is not just an option but is a responsibility for both Liebherr Container Cranes and Doyle Shipping group. As two leading companies in the supply chain, we understand the vital importance of operating in a way that minimises our environmental impact, while maximising social and economic benefits.”
The following video shows the existing RTG cranes working at the port