Konecranes to supply 54 cranes to Abu Dhabi Terminals
Date 17 October 2018
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has made an order of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes. ADT has selected Konecranes to be the supplier.
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in Abu Dhabi has selected Konecranes to be the supplier of an Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port, the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).
The order includes a total of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. The order will be booked in Q4 2018.
The first phase of KPCT went live on 12 December 2012 for which Konecranes successfully delivered 52 ARMG cranes.
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. 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,” commented Abdullah Al Hameli, A/CO, ADT
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.