Konecranes Wins Abu Dhabi Automation Deal
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has chosen Konecranes to supply an Automated Stacking Crane system (ASC) for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).
The order is for a total of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes, and will be booked for the fourth quarter (Q4) 2018.
Konecranes was involved in the container terminal’s first phase, which saw it deliver 52 ARMG cranes in December 2012.
The second phase requires a large expansion of the terminal area, infrastructure, container handling capacity and the delivery of the 54 ARMGs.
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They will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, stacking 1-over-6 containers high, as well as be equipped with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ACL) systsm.
Mika Mahlberg, Executive Vice-President, 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”.
Abdullah Al Hameli 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.”
Konecranes and ADT declined to disclose how much the new system cost.