The attendees could see the performance and results from two pilot trials on two yard tractors, developed by Alfaland and Terberg: one powered by a diesel engine configured to meet the low emission standards of the Stage IV, and the other by LNG, both specifically designed for the Greencranes project. Also part of the initiative, Gas Natural Fenosa supplied the LNG to the terminal and installed a mobile station, developed by HAM, from which Noatum technicians performed the refueling.
In light of these results Noatum has started working with the manufacturers of yard tractors to adapt the port system to hybrid vehicles combining LNG with electrical engines and energy accumulators to reach optimum sustainability.
A demonstration was also given of an Eco-RTG crane. During the pilot trial Noatum succeeded in lowering the energy consumption of the RTG by as much as 42 percent, when compared to conventional units, by introducing a new engine and adjusting the crane’s configuration.
Source: Valenciaport Foundation