07/30/2020 Montecon S.A. order two Liebherr electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (ERTG)

  • The ERTGs will stack ten containers wide and will be the largest RTGs built by Liebherr.
  • The ERTGs are the first Liebherr RTGs at Montecon’s facility in Port of Montevideo.
Liebherr RTGs at work at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait.

Liebherr RTGs at work at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait.

Liebherr RTGs at work at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait.

Killarney (Ireland), July 2020 – Montecon S.A. at the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay have placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. for two large electric rubber tyre gantry cranes. The machines are the first Liebherr RTGs in Uruguay. Stacking ten containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high, the ERTGs are ideal for maximising space utilisation as the port optimises an RTG operation that includes reefer handling.

The port are already familiar with the technical superiority, longevity and quality of Liebherr machines, through operating a fleet of seven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, the first of which was supplied in 2001. A forward looking and modern port operator, Montecon already harnesses advanced technologies such as blockchain and are working to integrate 5G and process automation to maximise port productivity. The Liebherr RTGs will complement the port in this regard and are bristling with technology whilst minimising environmental impact.

Liebherr Cable Reeling Drum ERTGS.

Liebherr Cable Reeling Drum ERTGS.

Liebherr Cable Reeling Drum ERTGS.

BTG Autosteering, stack and gantry anti-collision, and a truck anti-lift system are some of the productivity and safety features included. An active front end (AFE) and a CRD electric power supply eliminates emissions and reduces fuel consumption and noise. Embedded fibre communications and Liebherr’s open architecture ensures efficient communications and future proofs the machines for the coming decades.

Liebherr’s Area Sale Manager for the Americas Ray Cronin commented. “Liebherr are pleased to sell our first two ERTGs to Uruguay. Montecon S.A. were impressed with the technological solution presented by Liebherr. The inherent value found in the Liebherr design including Liebherr’s eight-rope reeving, simultaneous drive motion and the stiff and lightweight design provided an exceptional foundation on which to build these modern, safe and environmentally friendly machines”.

The cranes will be delivered to the Port in early 2021.