Konecranes has announced that it will deliver 10 automated rail mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) to Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi.
This follows upon the successful delivery of an automated container yard system, including 42 ARMG cranes.
Khalifa Port is owned by Abu Dhabi Ports and the container terminal is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT). Abu Dhabi Ports is satisfied with the commercial progress of the port as the infrastructure is ready for the next phase of construction of the automated container yard.
Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Vice President of Operations, Abu Dhabi Ports, commented: “This is a very large, complex, multi-phase infrastructure project with high commercial and efficiency demands. Konecranes has proved to be an excellent partner, supplying the initial ARMG system.
“They will deliver the next batch of ARMGs, along with progress in the construction of the automated container yard. Konecranes is working with us closely to fine-tune the operational processes as needed. I expect more of the same from Konecranes with this upcoming delivery.”
Jussi Sarpio, General Manager of RMG/ARMG Cranes at Konecranes, said: “Our goal is to build the world’s best automated container handling system, to be the foundation of the Abu Dhabi Ports’ commercial success for many years to come.”
The 10 ARMGs on order are identical to the 42 ARMGs already delivered. They are able to stack one-over-five containers high and nine wide.
They are also equipped with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) system.
The Konecranes ARMGs are interfaced with the port’s TOS system, delivered by Konecranes in the first phase of the container terminal construction.
Deliveries of the 10 ARMGs will take place at the beginning of 2017.