TMEIC corporation has reached an agreement with Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) to supply electrical control and automation systems for 20 automated stacking cranes during the first phase of development at the newly automated Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCT) in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.
The project marks TMEIC's first complete port automation project in China, where QQCT operates 11 container berths which can accommodate mega-vessels of more than 18,000 TEU.
Qingdao Port Machinery Company has placed an order for an additional 18 automatic stacking cranes for the same project.
Alan Peterson, Industry Segment Leader of TMEIC crane systems, said: “TMEIC's automation solution will improve efficiency and increase safety at the Qingdao terminal.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with ZPMC and Qingdao in this endeavour and look forward to showcasing our automation solutions in a port that is consistently ranked in the top ten container ports globally for volume of containers moved.
“With TMEIC's world-class control and automation system our customers experience increased efficiency, increased yard productivity, a reduction in equipment maintenance downtime and an improvement in safety standards.”
Fact File: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) was formed in 2003 from the merger of the industrial systems departments of Toshiba Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. TMEIC manufactures and sells variable frequency drives, motors, and advanced automation systems for a range of industrial applications.