Konecranes wins Khalifa Port Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) project

Konecranes will deliver 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes to the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).
Konecranes, Abu Dhabi Ports, Port Khalifa, Port expansion

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Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has awarded Konecranes a contract to supply an Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port.

Konecranes will deliver 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes to the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).

The contract comes after Konecranes previously delivered 52 ARMG cranes, on time and on budget for the first phase of KPCT container terminal, which went live in December, 2012.

The second phase involves a large expansion of the terminal area, infrastructure, container handling capacity, and the delivery of 54 Konecranes ARMGs.

“Konecranes performed very well throughout the first phase of the construction of our container terminal,” said Abdullah Al Hameli, acting CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals. “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.”

Mika Mahlberg, EVP, 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.”

The 54 ARMG cranes of this order will be similar to those delivered in the first phase. They will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, stacking 1-over-6 containers high.

Thirty of the cranes will be nine-wide, and twenty-four will be eleven-wide. They will be equipped with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) system.

ALC combines advanced sway control and horizontal fine positioning, providing very efficient container handling in the ARMG yard during both automated and remote operation.

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