Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) 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. This order is for a total of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes and follows the earlier delivery by Konecranes of 52 ARMG cranes, on time and on budget, for the first phase of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), which went live in December 2012.
The second phase involves a large expansion of the terminal area and a significant increase in container handling capacity. The positive experience with the earlier tranche of cranes was an important factor in Konecranes securing the order.
Abdullah Al Hameli, Acting Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Terminals, commented: “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.”
The latest cranes will be similar to those delivered in the first phase. They will have a lift capacity of 40 tons, and the ability to stack 1-over-6 containers high. ADT has decided that 30 of the cranes will be nine containers wide, plus a roadway, and the remaining 24 will be able to stack 11 containers wide, with a roadway alongside. All 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.