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KAEC crane hub enlists MAN Diesel & Turbo gensets

Three MAN Diesel & Turbo gensets are being used to power a crane facility located in King Abdullah Port, part of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City

The MAN units are supplying approximately 26MW of electricity for the facility’s cranes.
The MAN units are supplying approximately 26MW of electricity for the facility’s cranes.
Three MAN 18V32/40 gensets are being used to power the crane facility.
Three MAN 18V32/40 gensets are being used to power the crane facility.

Three MAN Diesel & Turbo generator sets are being used to supply power for a crane facility located in Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port.

The facility has now been handed over to Energy Solutions Developers and Managers (ESDM), and is using the MAN 18V32/40 units to supply approximately 26MW of electricity to power its cranes.

With a capacity of 65 tonnes, the crane hub is equipped to load and unload some of the largest container ships in the world.

King Abdullah Port, which forms part of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), is situated on the coast of the Red Sea between the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina.

Waldemar Wiesner, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s head of sales for power plants in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said: “King Abdullah Economic City is one of the most significant and impressive infrastructure projects of our time, and we are proud to have contributed to the success of this visionary undertaking.

Ashraf Al Natsheh, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s senior sales director for power plants in the kingdom, added: “The MAN [18V32/40] engine is a perfect match for the climatic conditions in Saudi Arabia, and has already provided outstanding services in many other power plants on the Arabian Peninsula. The engine has particularly proven itself in industrial applications due to its robustness, reliability, and very long maintenance intervals.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s previous projects in Saudi Arabia include a 40MW unit for Arabian Cement Company (ACC), a 54MW heavy-duty power plant for United Cement Industrial Company (UCIC), and an installation of approximately 60MW for Yanbu Cement Company.

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