L&T delivers Komatsu's first 300-ton Electrical Shovel in India to SECL-Gevra

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has achieved a milestone with the erection and commissioning of Komatsu PC3000-6 Electrical Shovel, their first 300-ton electrical shovel supplied at Gevra, India’s largest mines under South Eastern Coalfields Limited. At an event held on 20th July 2020 at the site, the mammoth machine was formally handed over to S.P.Singh Bhati, General Manager, SECL, by the L&T team comprising A. Chakraborty and Kiran Tilaganji.

PC3000 at site for the handing overceremony

In his message, Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head-CMB, complimented the L&T team on getting the magnificent machine ready for operation, despite many challenges. He said the supply has reaffirmed L&T’s commitment to customers and its technical capabilities, and has opened a new chapter in the strategic relationship between L&T and Coal India Limited towards accelerating coal output in the country.

Despite the Covid-19 challenge, L&T team could assemble and deliver the machine within the 30-day deadline. The machine was shipped from Komatsu Ltd, Germany, in segments. The assembly, erection and commissioning at site was carried out by L&T’s dedicated team of engineers, welders, machinists, electricians, and others.

L&T is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu Mining Equipment in India. Komatsu and L&T had bagged this order from Coal India Limited for supply, erection, and commissioning of four PC3000-6 (16 CuM) Face Shovels with Electric Drive for delivery to SECL. L&T will take care of the equipment for four years with 85% assured availability.
NBM&CW August 2020
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