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GE delivered project to upgrade Tiplam at Port of Santos in Brazil

LBR Staff Writer Published 28 June 2017

A full turnkey project for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal Luiz Antonio Mesquita Integrator Port Terminal (Tiplam) at the port of Santos in Brazil has been delivered to VLI by GE Energy Connections.

It is situated in the city of Santos, state of São Paulo. A one-stop solution has been offered by GE’s integrated electrical solutions for the customer’s electrification, power generation and control requirements.

The port of Santos is said to be one of the largest and busiest ports in Latin America, which enables to export Brazil’s natural resources-based products.

GE’s power conversion has delivered its full scope of work, comprising of main and a complementary substation, 10 e-houses, as well as electrical and automation systems that offer power generation and control to the Tiplam terminal at the port.

The company has manufactured certain equipment required for the project at Betim in Brazil.

The port terminal is expected to provide enhanced cargo loading, discharging and stowing services, after the successful commissioning managed by GE.

GE has also offered a customized software to optimize vessels’ traffic management and improve transport efficiencies, as part of the port infrastructure digitization.

The software will provide an overview of fleet activities at the harbor, taking each individual vessel in line with the fleet’s requirement regarding time required for loading goods and reduce or eliminate queues at the terminal.

VLI terminal general manager Alessandro Gama 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 president and CEO Mohammed Azeez 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.”

Image: GE Energy Connections has delivered the full turnkey project to VLI for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal at the port of Santos. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.