ABB electrifying in Mexico
Leading power and automation technology group ABB has announced it is delivering electrification and crane automation to APM Terminals’ new terminal at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico.
The port of Lázaro Cárdenas is the second busiest port on the Mexican Pacific coast and will become Latin Americas first semi-automated terminal.
The terminal at Lázaro has five ship-to-shore cranes, 22 automatic stacking cranes and two railway cranes all equipped with ABB’s crane automation systems.
The terminal has an anticipated annual throughput of 1.2 million TEU.
The electrification solution consists of a 115kV turnkey substation with a grid connection to the high voltage grid of CFE, a Mexican utility company.
Vice-president for business implementation at APM Terminals Tieman Meester said: “We selected one proven and reliable supplier for the whole scope from the substation with a grid connection, up to crane automation. ABB with its technologies andtrack record in supplying electrical systems and automation solutions for crane operations was a natural choice.”