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PSA signs MOU for port prime mover trials

Singapore: ST Kinetics, the land systems arm of ST Engineering has signed an MOU with PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA) to trial its commercially ready Hybrid Hydraulic Drive (HHD) enhanced system on a fleet of PSA's port prime movers. The agreement was signed this week at a launch event for the (HHD) enhanced port prime mover (PPM) held at Changi Exhibition Centre and officiated by Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Member of Parliament (Sembawang GRC) and Chairman, Transport Government Parliamentary Committee.

Users of the HHD incorporated PPM are expected to benefit from significant environmental benefits including a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, lower emissions and reduced life cycle maintenance costs.

"PSA is committed to seeking new and environmentally-friendly ways of managing its operations in a sustainable manner," said San Shang Hou, head of equipment engineering at PSA Singapore Terminals. "The Hybrid Hydraulic Drive Port Prime Mover project is a promising step in our concerted efforts towards a greener society. We value our partnership with like-minded partners including ST Kinetics, and look forward to exploring more pro-environment technologies for our terminals while providing shipping customers with continued high service levels."

ST Kinetics also signed an MOU with Cargotec to incorporate its energy regenerative hyPower HHD systems into Cargotec's PPMs for sale globally.

Additionally, The company used the launch as an opportunity to debut Southeast Asia's first diesel-electric hybrid bus for transport operators, which when road tested for over 10,000 km in Singapore achieved fuel savings of up to 30%.  [18/11/09]

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