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Liebherr to supply 10 E-RTGs to Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order to supply 10 E-RTGs to Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT). The cranes will be delivered to CAST Terminal (five) and to Racine Terminal (five) in 2019

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The new order follows the successful retrofit of the Drive-In L conductor bar system from Conductix Wampfler to two existing Liebherr RTGs in 2016.


Liebherr supplied its first crane to CAST Terminal in Montreal in 1997. Since then MGT has procured an additional four STS cranes and eight RTGs from Liebherr.

Liebherr RTGs at Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
Liebherr RTGs at Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership

Based on its experience with the conductor bar retrofit and the associated electrical and mechanical work, MGT has contracted Liebherr to deliver a further 10 E-RTGs. The conductor bar connection is again the Conductix Wampfler Drive In L system, which includes the ProfiDat data transfer medium.


This allows for accurate transmission of high data volumes in real-time between the E-RTGs and the terminal operating system.


The machines will also be fitted with a diesel generator allowing for operational flexibility and for travel between stacks.

The E-RTGs will have a SWL of 40.6 tonnes and stack 6 + 1 and 1 over 5 x 9ft 6in high. They will comprise Liebherr’s purpose-built Liduro heavy-duty crane drive system. LED lighting will be used throughout and this, together with other energy-saving technology, reduces electricity consumption. Productivity and safety aids including DGPS, automatic gantry steering and anti-collision systems are included.


Speaking about the order, Liebherr Container Cranes’ Sales and Marketing Manager Gerry Bunyan commented. “With this purchase, both the Cast and Racine terminals can take advantage of the many environmental benefits that an E-RTG can bring whilst continuing to enjoy the exceptional productivity and reliability that have always been an integral part of the Liebherr RTG.


"The substantial savings which result from running on electricity offer a quick return on investment, whilst the reduced maintenance costs and the high availability and productivity allow MGT to offer a premium service to their customers while benefiting from exceptionally low entire lifetime costs.”


“This important investment in energy-efficient RTGs will significantly reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide emissions and it is estimated that fuel consumption will drop by as much as 95%,” said MGT’s CEO Michael Fratianni.


“This equipment upgrade programme is the most recent in a series of initiatives intended to improve productivity, boost customer service, and expand capacity in an environmentally responsible fashion.”


Daniel Boyer, MGT’s VP, Maintenance and Engineering, added: “We are delighted to have teamed up with our longstanding partner Liebherr Container Cranes, which over the last three decades has supplied us with high quality and very reliable container handling machinery. The E-RTGs will reduce emissions, dramatically reduce noise and extend equipment life.”

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