ABB AGV Innovation to Power Tuas Mega-Port


ABB, experts in automation and logistics technology, has won a contract to deliver and commission integrated smart charging points for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in the new Tuas Port of Singapore.

According to a statement, deliveries of the vehicles, which will be deployed to transport heavy shipping containers at the port terminal, are scheduled to begin from September 2020 and be completed by August 2022.

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The ABB chargers and supporting infrastructure set to be installed towards the end of 2020.

The contract includes 450kW High Power Chargers, design and supply of charge point prefabricated skid and container solutions with integrated chargers, medium and low voltage switchgear, transformers and associated control and monitoring equipment.

This integrated solution enables fast installation on-site and ensures the highest levels of operability, as well as mitigating risk.

The project will mark the first time ABB’s chargers will be used to power a fleet of autonomous vehicles for commercial operation.

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A specifically designed and customized connection to the chargers will be enabled for end-to-end integration with the fully electric AGVs.

“The project brings together two of the biggest trends disrupting the mobility industry, the rise of autonomous vehicles and the adoption of EV’s.

“ABB’s technologies will enable quick charging of the AGVs, which is vital for efficient container movement and for increasing the capacity of the port,” said Frank Muehlon, Managing Director for ABB’s global EV charging infrastructure business.

What is Tuas Port?

The future port is a major milestone in Singapore’s next generation container development with an annual capacity of 65 million TEU and will be the largest port in the world by the time it is completed in 2040. Its first berth will be operational in 2021.

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