Konecranes to Deliver 10 Additional ARMG to Khalifa Port


Konecranes will deliver 10 more automated rail-mounted gantries (ARMG) to Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. Deliveries will take place at the beginning of 2017. This follows upon the successful delivery of an automated container yard system including 42 ARMG cranes.

The 10 ARMGs on order are identical to the 42 ARMGs already delivered. They have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, stacking one-over-five containers high and nine wide. They are 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 automatic and remote operation. The Konecranes ARMGs are interfaced with the port’s Terminal Operating System (TOS), delivered by Konecranes in the first phase of the container terminal construction.

Khalifa Port is owned by Abu Dhabi Ports and the container terminal is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT). Abu Dhabi Ports is satisfied with the commercial progress of the port as the infrastructure is ready for the next phase of construction of the automated container yard.

“[Konecranes] will deliver the next batch of ARMGs along with progress in the construction of the automated container yard,” said Abdulkareem Al Masabi, vp operations for Abu Dhabi Ports. “Konecranes is working with us closely to fine-tune the operational processes as needed. I expect more of the same from Konecranes with this upcoming delivery.”

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