GE completes Tiplam engineering
One of the 10 e-houses delivered by GE Energy Connections
An engineering, supply and commissioning project for Brazil’s Port of Santos has resulted in improved cargo loading, discharging and stowing efficiency.
The project at the Luiz Antonio Mesquita Integrator terminal (Tiplam), carried out by GE Energy Connections for terminal management company VLI, has seen the time for a cargo to wait and load goods shorten from five days to 24 hours.
To invest in the country’s export business, the Brazilian government has pledged to invest up to USD$9.7bn in port concessions at the Tiplam terminal in São Paulo.
Alessandro Gama, general manager at VLI, said: “With the upgraded service drawing to conclusion, the Tiplam terminal will have an expanded capacity of 14.5 million tons of goods per annum.”
GE’s Power Conversion has delivered its full scope of work including a main and a complementary substation, 10 e-houses and electrical and automation systems that provide power generation and control to Tiplam.
GE has also provided customised software which provides an overview of fleet activities at the harbour with the aim of optimising vessels’ traffic management.
Mohammed Azeez, president & CEO of GE’s Power Conversion business, said: “The future of transport has come across the pivoting point to unlock more efficiencies and productivity, and that is enabled by electrification and digitization. Both technologies are bringing multifaceted benefits to reduce costs as well as to optimize transporting management.”
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