EMG Automation Wins Khalifa Port Contract


EMG Automation GmbH has been indirectly awarded a major project with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) involving 54 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) and 10+2 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.

The project is part of the second construction phase of ADT’s Khalifa Port Terminal, a container port in Abu Dhabi which now has an annual capacity of 2.5 million TEU.

In addition to this, Khalifa Port is the semi-automated port with the highest growth rates in the world.

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Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, won the contract for the 54 ARMG cranes, while the 10+2 STS cranes went to Chinese market leader Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC).

EMG Automation GmbH, working alongside SIBRE, has convinced end operator ADT that their own technology, including brake equipment for both crane types, should be favoured for this project.

A total of 108 ELDROclassic type Ed 80/6 are to be used for the ARMGs, as well as 192 ELDROclassic type Ed 30/5, 12 Ed 80/6, 12 Ed 125/7 and 48 Ed 201/12 from EMG.


ELDROclassic installed in a brake (Credit: EMG Automation GmbH)


The corresponding disc brakes from SIBRE are to be delivered for the STS cranes.

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A statement from EMG read: “We are pleased that we were able to assert ourselves here and thus maintain and further expand our market position.

“With this project we were once again able to prove that our EMG ELDRO systems are in demand and still convince our customers.”

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