source: Skeleton news
Tallinn, Estonia, 28th February 2018. Skeleton Technologies, the European leader in the production of ultracapacitors, and Transiidikeskus, one of the leading container terminals in the Baltic Region with an annual capacity of 600 000 TEU, unveil a Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) crane equipped with a graphene ultracapacitors powered kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) reducing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 34%.
The Muuga Crane KERS solution recuperates energy while the crane is lowering the cargo and re-uses the same energy for lifting.
With the trend towards sustainable, environmentally friendly and low carbon emissions crane and port logistics equipment, energy efficiency and recuperation will be key in the years to come in all harbor-side installations worldwide. Skeleton is at the forefront of meeting the market demand for these solutions, allowing to cut costs and lower CO2 emissions.
Skeleton Technologies CEO, Mr. Taavi Madiberk commented:
“Skeleton’s ultracapacitors with a charge time of fewer than 3 seconds, an efficiency of over 95% and 20 years of life, make them ideal for KERS applications. I am very pleased to see that our team has managed to transfer their know-how on KERS from motorsport and heavy-duty vehicles sectors to port cranes and achieve outstanding fuel savings.”
Energy saving solutions such as ultracapacitors will play a greater role in the future as with them, the peak load demands are satisfied in a smoother way.
“From a technological point of view, we belong to the absolute top in our field and energy efficiency has always been an important part of our business. For servicing vessels, we use the most advanced equipment and loading technologies. Implementing high-tech graphene ultracapacitor technology to provide energy savings fits well with our strategy.”
Says Mr. Joel Tammeka, CTO at TK Muuga.