Konecranes wins port automation deal in the Middle East
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has selected Konecranes to be the supplier of an Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port: the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).
This is an order for a total of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. The order will be booked in Q4 2018.
Konecranes earlier successfully delivered 52 ARMG cranes, on time and on budget for the first phase of KPCT container terminal, which went live on 12/12/12.
The second phase involves a large expansion of the terminal area, infrastructure, container handling capacity, and the delivery of 54 Konecranes ARMGs. This is a major system delivery, and Konecranes’ ability to deliver on time and on budget was an important factor for Abu Dhabi Terminals.
Abdullah Al Hameli, A/CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals, commented: “Konecranes performed very well throughout the first phase of the construction of our container terminal. In a critical infrastructure project of this kind, which is so important for the future of KPCT, we selected Konecranes because we know and trust their technology, delivery expertise and service support.”
Mika Mahlberg, EVP, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “I thank Abu Dhabi Terminals for their continuing trust in Konecranes. This trust is well-placed. We will deliver on our commitment with excellent automated crane technology and service, on time and on budget.”
The 54 ARMG cranes of this order will be similar to those delivered in the first phase. They will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, stacking 1-over-6 containers high. Thirty of the cranes will be nine-wide, and twenty-four will be eleven-wide. They will be equipped with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) system. ALC combines advanced sway control and horizontal fine positioning, providing very efficient container handling in the ARMG yard during both automated and remote operation.