Eco RTG helps terminal with compliance

RTG RTG at CSXIT. Image: Liebherr

A terminal operator aims to make its operations more environmentally friendly with an RTG featuring an energy storage system for hybrid operations.

The Liebherr RTG has been designed to comply with the local noise and emissions regulations in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the US, where one of CSX Intermodal Terminals’ (CSXIT) terminals is located.

Paul Bolger, head of product management at Liebherr Container Cranes, said: “The Worcester terminal can expect to see significant reductions in running costs and emissions.

“The Liebherr energy storage system alone reduces fuel consumption and emissions per hoist cycle by as much as 40%. When compared to an RTG with a larger engine, the environmental benefits and savings are substantial.”

Energy storage system

The eight-wheeler machine is built around a reduced size variable speed diesel genset, supplemented by a Liebherr energy storage system for hybrid operations.

Substantially reduced fuel consumption, emissions and noise are the major benefits from the reduction in engine size, use of variable speed engine and hybrid system.

The crane has a SWL of 41t, stacks one over two high and serves two rail lines with their adjacent truck lanes.

Liebherr also delivered two diesel RTGs for CSXIT's Bedford Park site in Chicago, Illinois.

CSXIT operates 40 terminals across the eastern US and Canada.

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