Kalmar Industries on-going programme of investment in research and development into environmental improvement and fuel efficiency has helped win an order for six E-One+ rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for Thailand’s LCMT Company Ltd.

The new 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high units will feature Bromma spreaders, Kalmar’s Smartrail® autosteering and container position verification technology, and Remote Machine Interface (RMI) for machine monitoring, maintenance tasking and reporting. The cranes are due to be delivered by March 2009.

The cranes were purchased as part of LCMT’s plans to expand its terminal operations at the Port of Laem Chabang in response to higher cargo volumes. The terminal operator currently employs six Kalmar E-One RTGs, which feature competitive maintenance, significant fuel savings and reduced downtime.

The ever-pressing desire of Kalmar’s customers to save more on increasing fuel costs remains a crucial topic. Kalmar will outfit LCMT’s E-One+ RTGs with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) to reduce both energy consumption and pollution. VSG systems optimise engine use by determining whether the crane needs increased power for heavy lifts or little power when idling.