Contract for relocation of 3 STS at Gwadar Int’l Terminal, Pakistan awarded to ZMPC Lanka
August 08, 2017 – ZPMC Lanka Company Ltd., the joint venture between Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Ltd. of China and Access Engineering PLC, was recently awarded the contract for offloading installation and commissioning of three used Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes at Gwadar International Terminal, Gwadar Port, Pakistan.
Gwadar International Terminal Ltd. (GITL) which is a subsidiary of China Overseas Port holding Company (COPHC) intends to install at the terminal three units of used ZMPC STS cranes which were originally manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) in 1996, from Long Beach, California. The designing, planning and supplementation of parts were awarded to ZPMC while the offloading; modifications, testing and commissioning of three STS cranes were awarded to ZMPC Lanka Ltd.
The scope of the project includes major modifications which include upgrading the existing 5 kV high voltage system to 11kV system in order the match the local standards at Pakistan, modifying the existing power collecting bus-bar system to a cable reel system, and the modifying the existing 30.48m rail track span to a 30m rail track of GITL along with the seaside gantry structure to meet the specification of GITL rail track system. The project which is scheduled to be completed within four months is the first project of this nature to be initiated in South Asian Region and the second project to be awarded by GITL to ZPMC Lanka Ltd. A well qualified and experienced set of Chinese and Sri Lankan technical experts are currently engaged in the Project which will enhance the port crane capacities of Gwadar International Terminal.