China’s ZPMC wins Sri Lanka STS and gantry crane deal

China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited has won a deal to supply 14 ship-to-shore cranes and 40 rail mounted gantry cranes for a deep water terminal in Sri Lanka, a government statement said.

The cabinet of ministers had approved the deal to buy the cranes from ZPMC for the Eastern Container Terminal of the state-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

Six parties have bid the contract.

ZPMC has a unit in Sri Lanka as a joint venture with Access Engineering which is servicing cranes already in operations.

Separately, China Harnbour Engineering and Access also won a civil works contract to build Phase II of a partially build East Container Terminal.