Diesel engines from Volvo Penta reduce emissions in the largest port in Middle East

Volvo Penta has received a large order for industrial engines from DP World of Dubai. Some 95 new D16 diesel engines will replace the existing engines in the rubber tyred gantry cranes in the Jebel Ali Port. The result of the modernization will be no less than 40% lower fuel consumption and subsequently reduced CO2 emissions.

Jebel Ali Port in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s largest man-made harbor and has been designated the Middle East’s most important port for 13 consecutive years. The port is owned by the Dubai-based group DP World, which operates 44 ports in 24 countries, making it the world’s fourth largest operator.

Rubber tyred gantry cranes are diesel-powered mobile gantry cranes specialized for stacking shipping containers at the world's largest container ports.

The Swedish engine supplier Volvo Penta was selected in competition with a number of other engine manufacturers, thanks to the fuel economy and the environmental aspects as well as the 24-hour service availability that Volvo Penta’s importer Al Masaood could present.

Volvo Penta D16 engines are ultra-modern with full electronics control and they meet the most extensive emission standards, regardless of application area. The same base engine is used in the Volvo Group’s other product offering, such as trucks, construction equipment and marine engines.

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Jennifer Humphrey  
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Email: jennifer [dot] humphrey [at] volvo [dot] com