An igus® cable carrier system with a 1,447 ft (441m) travel is being used for two ship unloading cranes at a coal power plant in Malaysia. Coal is unloaded from ships by two large cranes and transported the 1.2 miles (2 km) to the power station by conveyor belt. The terminal has the largest capacity for unloading bulk goods in South East Asia. The quay of the new terminal is about 2,723 ft (830m) long and 66 ft (20m) deep, so ships as big as the Panamax and Capemax can dock. The cranes unload the coal at docking stations on a man-made island situated approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) offshore. They can unload up to 1,500 tonnes per hour.
Cable carriers from igus® were selected for the two ship unloading cranes at the terminal. They were installed as a fully pre-harnessed readychain® cable carrier system to supply energy and data to the trolley and cabin ride.