Konecranes Finland has secured a contract from Abu Dhabi Ports Company to deliver automated stacking cranes (ASCs) to Khalifa port in Al Taweelah in the UAE.

The contract includes the supply of 30 automated cranes, which will be used for stacking containers for a proposed semi-automated container terminal in the region.

The ASCs will have a lifting capacity of 40t and will be equipped with an active load control, active sway prevention and horizontal fine positioning systems.

The cranes will be delivered in two batches, with 14 units to be delivered by March 2012 and 16 units by June 2012.

Konecranes will work with ports automation provider Zebra and General Electric in order to supply the electrical and control equipment for the project.