Two TCT7527-20 Tower Cranes, the high-capacity flat-top tower cranes from Zoomlion's product portfolio, have been installed at the center of the project for the construction of two 170m tall Natural Draught Cooling Towers (NDCT). These NDCT are being built to provide cooling to the 1320MW coal-based thermal power project at Muthukur Mandal, in Nellore district.
Zoomlion TCT7527-20 Tower Crane offers heavy capacity lifting of 20t and tip load of 2.7MT at the 75m jib end, or 3.2MT at the 70m jib end, which helps in reducing downtime and improving efficacy. The tower cranes have several innovative features such as VFD motion in all drives, provision of soft anchoring (sling support), enhanced drum capacity, localized 415V 50Hz power connection, anemometer, jib & counter jib dismantling device and double trolley automatic reeving change system. The cranes are especially finished with a unique ‘heavy anti-corrosion coating scheme' developed by Zoomlion to endure hostile conditions at thermal power plant site. Additionally, the crane can be dismantled in one section at a time, after the completion of the project.
The innovative TCT7527-20 Flat-Top Tower Cranes are specially designed for cooling tower applications. The biggest advantage they offer is that once the cooling tower construction has been completed, the crane can self-dismantle one section at a time. This is very important, considering the fact that a 75m jib needs to be dismantled, whereas the top opening of the cooling tower in which the crane will be standing is 78m in diameter.
Mr. Tushar Mehendale, managing director, Zoomlion ElectroMech India Pvt. Ltd, said, "Indian construction market has been expressing great interest in heavy capacity tower cranes off late with renewed focus on infrastructure development. Zoomlion–ElectroMech is in ideal position to cater to this potential demand and our solutions are best-suited for the infrastructure industry. We are happy to partner with NCC group, which is a name synonymous with infrastructure development in the state of Andhra Pradesh."
Mr. M Madhu, senior manager (P&E), NCC said: "We choose our vendors and suppliers on merit after thorough scrutiny, and we are satisfied with our preference for Zoomlion–ElectroMech on the back of their professional service. We appreciate that Zoomlion has also provided on-site training to strengthen our capability along with spare stock of consumables to guarantee crane performance."
To support NCC in this project, ZEIPL has provided on-site training along with a consumables spare stock to guarantee crane performance and develop customer specialty. The Indian infrastructure construction market is expressing great interest in heavy capacity tower cranes.With successful execution of the Tower Crane for the NCC's power project, Zoomlion-ElectroMech has made it amply clear that it offers an excellent solution to the emerging Indian infrastructure industry.