Busan Port and Hyundai to reduce levels of toxic particles
The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has signed a licensing agreement with Hyundai Materials to eliminate toxic particulate levels within the Busan Port.
The BPA agreement with Hyundai Materials will expand the transmission crane exhaust after-treatment system, which reduces the diesel exhaust gasses of a crane by as much as 80%.
The BPA says that while all 239 cranes are powered by electricity in Busan New Port, 37 out of the 122 cranes in the North Port still run on diesel and emit gases such as sulphur.
To resolve this issue, the BPA, along with the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials and HYUNDAI materials, claims to have spent around $17 million (200 million won) and built an aftertreatment exhaust gas system that collects and handles exhaust gasses from diesel transfer cranes.
The system was installed as a pilot at Shin Gamman Pier in North Port and removed as much as 80 percent or more of small dust and nitrogen particles.
“BPA will continue to work to improve Busan’s air quality and working environment for port workers by preemptively developing technologies so that Busan Port can be operated with green unloading equipment," BPA’s CEO Nam Ki-chan said.
Maritime Business World