Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has achieved success in India with its diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald mobile harbour cranes. IRC Natural Resources Pvt. Ltd has ordered two Model 4 mobile harbour cranes in the G HMK 4406 B 4-rope grab variant. These are for use in the company’s contract at Berth No. 13, Haldia Dock Complex.
The cranes will be transported in August 2016.
The two machines have a 40 t grab curve and a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t. They have an outreach of up to 46 m and maximum lifting speeds of 85 m/min and are equipped with a propping system adapted to the conditions at the berth.
Anil Gupta, Chairman, IRC Group, said: "Our global growth strategy continues to be aimed at diversification. Here, the port sector at the Haldia site will play a major role. To win the trust of our customers in our capability in this new sector right from the start, we opted for cranes from TPS in our new contract. These machines offer us both excellent productivity and high availability."
Particularly with a view to the availability of the cranes, the order also includes an extensive spare parts and service package for 3 yrs.
Andreas Moeller, Sales Director Harbour Cranes TPS, stated: "We have significantly expanded our Indian business within a very short time. IRC is the eighth customer to order mobile harbour cranes from us since mid-2014. The machines for Haldia will be the eleventh and twelfth cranes to go to India in this period. We will then have delivered around 40 machines there overall […] It is especially operators of bulk terminals who are deliberately opting for the productivity and reliably of Terex Gottwald cranes, since fast-growing local industrial production requires a reliable supply of energy carriers such as coal."
Shyam Pathak, Regional Director South Asia TPS: "In addition to existing customers established on the market, we have been able to win over up-and-coming terminal operators, such as IRC, with the versatility and high performance of our cranes [...] Since 2014, the Indian economy has again gained momentum in many parts of the country. With these cargo-handling machines, we are once again pleased to be able to make a long-term contribution to this positive development. With this order we have also succeeded in extending our presence in India to another port."
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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