Finland-based Cargotec’s subsidiary Kalmar has been selected to provide seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Puerto Central (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile.

The contract has a total value of $14m and requires the company to deliver the cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and auxiliary equipment necessary to automate certain RTG processes.

As part of PCE’s plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile, Kalmar will work on phase one of the terminal’s capacity expansion of 450,000TEUs.

"Kalmar diesel-electric E-One2 RTGs deliver better performance with a low fuel consumption savings of up to 45% [and] reduce CO2 emissions."

Puerto Central infrastructure and equipment manager Mauricio Argandona said: "Kalmar RTGs are a well-proven product that allows us to ensure the success of our project in the short and long-term.

"In addition, the deal will allow us to focus on other areas of our project, like civil works and subsidiaries’ contracts."

Work on the contract is expected to be completed in July 2015.

Kalmar diesel-electric E-One2 RTGs deliver better performance with a low fuel consumption savings of up to 45%, reduce CO2 emissions by 100,000kg a year based on a fuel consumption level of 21l an hour and 4,000 operating hours a year.

In addition to the training package, Kalmar will also deliver SmartFleet, SmartStack and SmartRail systems.

SmartFleet provides an automation solution to improve operational transparency in the port, while the SmartStack eliminates the problem of lost containers.

SmartRail is an automated gantry steering solution to improve RTGs safety and operator performance.