Atlas Copco offers high-tech solutions for Metro Project

    Atlas Copco

    The Noida-Greater Noida Metro link has witnessed the fastest ever pace of infrastructure implementation in India, where record speed of construction and precasting was a prerequisite. Atlas Copco is proud to be part of this prestigious project by partnering with CEC International Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

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    With a total project cost of over `5000 crore, this 30 km Elevated Metro Project is divided into three phases, wherein, over 1,450 pillars and 18 metro stations are to be erected in a record time of 2 years. CEC International Corporation Pvt Ltd. was awarded all three phases in 2015.

    Says Atlas Copco’s spokesperson, “Every business opportunity is important for us, but we take pride in being a partner in projects of national importance like metros/railways, which demand quality, stringent equipment standards, and are time driven. We have been supplying machines from our construction equipment range for metro/railway projects for more than 10 years now.”

    As the Noida metro was pitched to be the fastest metro construction, hence, Atlas Copco could not afford any downtime with concrete equipment. For this prestigious project, Atlas Copco has supplied ER407B (External Vibrators) and AX+SMART high frequency vibrators from its concrete range to cast the girders, which require the highest quality equipment with high reliability. Atlas Copco has been able to offer customized solutions to the customer through its local state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Nashik, India. The company convinced the customer on the importance of quality products for such important and time bound projects. Moreover, to ensure continuous uptime, the company deputed a dedicated service engineer on site. Overall, high product reliability and after-sales support have contributed in making this project a great success.

    Chris Reeves, Project Director, CEC International Corporation Pvt Ltd.
    Mr. Chris Reeves, Project Director, CEC International Corporation Pvt Ltd., says, “We have not experienced any downtime with Atlas Copco external vibrators as yet and have been able to cast girders in record time. The quality and finish achieved by using Atlas Copco External Vibrators has been world-class.”

    Atlas Copco has been offering solutions for transportation such as metro/railway projects for over a decade now. In 2014, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited (LMRC), launched one of the most prominent and expensive public transport projects costing `12,500 crore ($2 billion) in Uttar Pradesh. Atlas Copco concrete range of products which included External Concrete Vibrators and AX range of Concrete Vibrators, successfully contributed in making the single largest cast for this project where 6 U Girders were cast in one go, each weighing 145 tonnes and 27 metres in length. This amounted to a total length of 162 meters of U Girder and a total concrete weight of 870 MT, making it the single largest cast in metro history in India!

    Additionally, Atlas Copco has been supplying good numbers of petrol driven breakers to the railways for tie tamping application. Its complete concrete vibration equipment range has been used for various Delhi Metro projects where it has ensured machine uptime and on time service including preventive maintenance of the equipment. Equipment supplied includes External Vibrators, Internal Concrete Vibrators High Frequency Type, Plate Compactors, Double Drum Rollers, and Jack Hammers.

    Atlas Copco is giving prime focus to Metro projects as it has solutions that can be used by the contractors/users from the starting stage to the finishing stage. The company has completed all projects successfully and has expanded its reach across India for larger metro projects.

    NBM&CW May 2017

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