TMEIC Awarded Contract for Automation and Drives Systems for Port in Brazil
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC), Roanoke, Va., has signed a contract with ZPMC to provide automation and drives systems for Embraport, a new private terminal located at Santos (Brazil), with partners Odebrecht TransPort, DP World, and Coimex.
TMEIC is providing MaxSpeed crane control systems for six ship-to-shore cranes, as well as MaxFuelSaver and Maxview Chassis Guidance systems for 22 rubber-tired gantry cranes.
Maxspeed crane control provides control system diagnostics to optimize crane maintenance and availability. The system features TMdrive-10 drives with one converter and six inverters per crane.
The MaxFuelSaver system provides energy savings for RTGs, reducing crane fuel consumption, engine emission, and noise. The Maxview chassis guidance system will provide controls for trailer positioning under the RTGs.
Embraport’s Phase I will provide a capacity of 1.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and allow the terminal to handle 2 billion liters of liquid bulk. Phase II will expand this capacity to 2 million TEU. The terminal is expected to be operational in 2013.
Embraport is being built at Port of Santos, Brazil’s most important harbor. The site boasts excellent road and rail connectivity.
TMEIC was selected for the project due to the company’s product support and the quality and reliability of its equipment. TMEIC has worked with DP World on several ports, including DP World Callao, Terminal de Contenedores Muelle Sur port in Callao, Peru.