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CICT invests over USD10Mn in Green infrastructure at Colombo Port

2017-Nov-24 by  News Admin  

Colombo International Container Terminals  said they have converted it’s diesel-operated rubber-tyred gantry cranes to electric, contributing to efforts by the Port of Colombo to go green.

Costing more than 10 million US dollars, the project has resulted in CICT deploying 40 zero-emission E-RTGs at the company-managed Colombo South container terminal, achieving a 45 percent reduction in the terminal’s over all carbon dioxide emissions to the environment and a reduction of more than 95 percent in diesel consumption.

The electrification of CICT’s rubber-tyred gantry cranes involved modification work of fitting electricity collector trolleys in the RTG cranes and constructing a Conductor bar system (Bus-Bar) in the terminal for the cranes to function with electricity.

Sources : news24

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