Lifting equipment firm Konecranes has netted a 54-crane deal for construction of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), plus an order for the Mediterranean’s largest-ever mobile harbor crane.
In a release, the Finnish company said that it had been chosen by KPCT operator Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in the UAE to supply an automated stacking crane system for the second stage of the building of the Khalifa Port facility.
The 54 automated rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, stacking 1-over-6 containers high, with 30 of the cranes set to be nine-wide and 24 set to be eleven-wide. They will come with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control system.
According to Konecranes, the order will be booked in this year’s fourth quarter, with an important factor for ADT having been the global overhead crane sector organization’s ability to deliver on time and on budget.
“Konecranes performed very well throughout the first phase of the construction of our container terminal,” noted Abdullah Al Hameli from ADT.
“In a critic 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.”