TMEIC to Automate Abu Dhabi Terminal
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) has been selected to provide automation solutions for Khalifa Port’s Phase II Expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
Working in partnership with Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, TMEIC will also offer industrial drive services to ADT’s Landside Transfer Zone (LSTZ).
The Phase II project will see the implementation of 54 Konecranes automated-stacking cranes (ASCs) at LSTZ, delivering enhanced safety and efficiency.
TMEIC previously provided automation solutions for 52 Konecranes ASCs during the first phase of Khalifa Port’s expansion initiative, commissioned in December 2012.
In addition to supplying over 300 TMEIC TMdrive-10e2 industrial drives, the Phase II automation package will incorporate TMEIC’s Maxview and Maxspeed crane control systems, decreasing labour costs, increasing yard productivity and reducing equipment maintenance.
Equipment delivery will commence in September 2019 and is scheduled to be completed during 2020.
Darren Honaker, TMEIC Industrial Systems Commercial Leader, said: “TMEIC and Konecranes have worked extremely well together over the years, delivering multiple projects on time and on budget to ADT and other major ports around the world.
“This second expansion with ADT solidifies a great partnership and we look forward to delivering another exceptional automation project for a client that trusts TMEIC to go above and beyond to meet deadlines and deliver positive results.”
Paul Blaiklock, TMEIC, discusses automated stacking cranes in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Jussi Sarpio, Director of ASC and RMG Cranes at Konecranes, also commented: “We value our partners at TMEIC because of our shared focus on delivering customer-centric services that increase the value and effectiveness of our clients’ businesses.
“Konecranes serves as a unique source of global experience and local know-how, and we’re excited for the opportunity to empower ADT’s lifting solutions, increase safety, and enhance productivity.”
TMEIC and Konecranes have a long history of working together to support ports worldwide, including the expansion project currently underway at the Port of Virginia, USA.