Cavotec wins Jebel Ali orders
Dubai, December 18, 2012
Leading global engineering group Cavotec has won three orders for motorised cable reel technologies for installation on ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at DP World's Jebel Ali Port.
“Achieved through close cooperation between Cavotec Middle East and Cavotec China, as well as our long-standing OEM customers, ZPMC and Trans Gulf Port Cranes (TGPC), and DP World, these substantial orders are an example of our proven track record in handling complex international projects," said Ottonel Popesco, chief executive of Cavotec.
ZPMC, the world's largest port equipment manufacturer, and TGPC, a regional leader in the design, construction and after sales service of cranes, have ordered the equipment, which will be used to power 19 STS and 50 RMG cranes at Jebel Ali Port's new Terminal three container handling facility.
Under the Terminal three project, DP World is currently developing 1,600m of quay wall and 70 hectares of yard space for the new container terminal within the existing port area. When complete, the facility is expected to handle some four million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) annually. Jebel Ali Port is currently equipped with 22 berths and 79 cranes that cater to the world's largest container vessels.
"We are delighted to once again work with our long-term partners ZPMC and TGPC on this project, and we look forward to continuing our cooperation in the future," said Juergen Strommer, managing director of Cavotec Middle East.
Cavotec equipment already serves container berths at Jebel Ali, and several other DP World applications globally. Cavotec is also currently carrying out a project to electrify rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at Jebel Ali. Elsewhere, the group is in the process of supplying similar equipment for DP World's Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal in the Netherlands.
Cavotec manufactures a diverse range of advanced technologies that help ports around the world to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably. These products include automated mooring systems, shore power technologies, panzerbelt cable protection systems, crane controllers, marine propulsion slip rings, power chains and connectors, radio remote controls, motorised cable reels and steel chains. – TradeArabia News Service