Technology company ABB has announced it’s to to deliver and commission smart charging points for automated guided vehicles in Singapore’s new Tuas port.
The contract, with ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd., includes the delivery and installation of 450kW high power chargers.
The project marks the first time ABB’s chargers will be used to power a fleet of autonomous vehicles for commercial operation.
Frank Muehlon, Managing Director for ABB’s global EV charging infrastucture business, says: “The project brings together two of the biggest trends disrupting the mobility industry, the rise of autonomous vehicles and the adoption of EV’s. ABB’s technologies will enable quick charging of the AGVs, which is vital for efficient container movement and for increasing the capacity of the port.”
Singapore’s future port is set to be the largest port in the world by the time it is complete in 2040. The first berth will be operational in 2021.