Khalifa Port crane contracts total AED 707m in three months
Abu Dhabi Ports Company announces AED 193 million cranes contract with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC)
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced that the Shanghai-based company ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd) has been awarded a AED 193 million ($USD 52.4 million) contract for six Super Post Panamax Ship to Shore Container Cranes for Khalifa Port. The announcement comes as ADPC hosts the Abu Dhabi World Ports and Trade Summit at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre) this week.
This brings the value of crane contracts awarded by ADPC for Khalifa Port since November 2010 to AED 707 million (USD 192.64 million). These include: Konecranes Finland – AED 430 million (USD 116.98 million); Terex – AED 84 million (USD 22.9 million); and ZPMC – AED 193 million (USD 52.4 million).
Today’s announcement follows the announcement made by ADPC earlier this month for a contract for twenty (20) Terex Noell SC624E Diesel-Electric Straddle Carriers (1 over 1, 9’ 6”) for Khalifa Port from the German Terex Port Equipment (Noell Mobile Systems) for AED 84 million (USD 22.9 million). The straddle carriers will be delivered to Khalifa port by mid 2012.
The new deepwater gateway port that ADPC is constructing at Khalifa Port, Taweelah, between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, lies adjacent to Kizad (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi), which is destined to become one of the largest industrial zones in the world. The first phases of both Khalifa Port and Kizad will be completed by Q4, 2012.
In December, 2010, ADPC awarded an AED 430 million (USD 116.98 million) contract to Konecranes Finland Corporation for automated stacking cranes to be used at Khalifa Port Container Terminal. This contract covers thirty (30) automated stacking cranes which will be used for the container yard for the semi-automated container terminal under construction. The cranes will be delivered in two (2) batches to Khalifa Port: 14 units shall be delivered at the end of March 2012 and shall be followed by another sixteen (16) units three (3) months after the first batch.