Baltic Hub trials hybrid cranes

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- 16 Mar 2023 ( #1119 ) - Gdansk, Poland
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Baltic Hub is converting a crane to hybrid
Baltic Hub is converting a crane to hybrid

The Baltic Hub, formerly DCT Gdansk, has commissioned Liebherr Container Cranes to retrofit a hybrid green energy storage solution on one of its Liebherr RTGs. 

The terminal has 18 Liebherr RTGs at the port and the initial purchase will allow the Baltic Hub to assess the technology with a view to further retrofitting its fleet of Liebherr RTGs with the system. The retrofit sees the addition of a Liduro energy storage system along with exchanging the existing 13 L genset with a smaller 8 L genset. This will allow the RTG to operate at the same speed and productivity, while reducing operating costs and delivering substantial environmental benefits, including a reduction in emissions and carbon footprint. 

According to Oran Kane, Liebherr’s Container Cranes head of department for upgrades and 

modifications, the retrofitting of the Liduro energy storage system is a natural choice. 

“Baltic Hub, like many ports and terminals worldwide, are working to minimise their impact on the environment through reducing their carbon footprint. The green energy solution that they have chosen not only makes a significant reduction in the amount of energy consumed and the amount of emissions released, but the return on investment is clear to see, with the retrofit paying for itself in the short term. 

“With such benefits on offer, the green energy retrofit is an easy win for our customers. The technology represents the future of energy storage in container handling, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this innovation.” 

By utilising this innovative technology, the RTG crane will have access to reliable, high-power energy during peak demand periods. The system is modular and, depending on the operational requirements of the port, single or multiple units may be installed on a single RTG. 


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