MTU Onsite Energy recently provided three 20V 4000 generator sets to be installed at the Port of Callao, the chief seaport of Peru that gives commercial and marine access to the city and surrounding areas.
The Port of Callao is the largest port on South America’s West Coast and is owned by APM Terminals, a transnational company that manages ports worldwide. The port, which serves as the gateway to Peru, handles containerized and general cargo such as metals, grains, fertilizers, chemicals, coal, vegetable and fish oils and machinery. APM Terminals is currently undergoing an extensive modernization to increase the port’s capacity, ability to handle large vessels, and capability to support the growing agriculture sector, which in turn, will help improve Peru’s global competitiveness. JJC General Contractors South America, a local construction company, is handling the port’s modernization project and also managed the generator set installation.
Julio Valeriano, project manager at JJC General Contractors South America, said: “The Port of Callao is being transformed to become the new center of trade and development for Peru and the entire Latin American region. Backup power is essential to keep power running to equipment that is critical to the port’s operation, such as gantry cranes, refrigeration systems and substations. MTU Onsite Energy’s backup power technology was selected over the competition because of its highly-technical characteristics and the experience of its staff and local Peru-based distributor, Detroit Diesel MTU Peru. We are confident that we made the right choice.”