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Khalifa Port hands out US $200mn crane contracts

Latest package goes to Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries.
Chen Weiping, ZPMC and Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.
Chen Weiping, ZPMC and Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.

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Khalifa Port has awarded crane supply contracts worth AED 707 million (USD 192.64 million) over the last six months.

The latest award went to Shanghai-based company ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd), which landed an AED 193 million (US $52.4 million) contract for six Super Post Panamax Ship to Shore Container Cranes.

Other lucky suppliers include: Konecranes Finland (AED 430 million); Terex (AED 84 million); and ZPMC (AED 193 million).

The STS cranes that will be supplied by ZPMC are designed with a single hoist and a rated load of 110 tonnes that will support tandem lift (2 x 40’) operations in the future. An outreach of 65 metres and a lifting height of 44 metres under the spreader will secure the capacity required to handle Ultra Large Container Ships.

The terminal is designed to introduce fully automated transport on the quay at a later stage and for this reason the cranes are designed with a 38 metres back reach. The cranes will be delivered in two batches of three units each. The first will arrive in Q1 2012 and be fully operational by Q2 2012. The second batch will follow in three (3) months time from the first one.

Today’s announcement follows the announcement made by ADPC earlier this month for a contract for twenty (20) Terex Noell SC624E Diesel-Electric Straddle Carriers (1 over 1, 9’ 6”) for Khalifa Port from the German Terex Port Equipment (Noell Mobile Systems) for AED 84 million (USD 22.9 million). The straddle carriers will be delivered to Khalifa port by mid 2012.

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