L&T Construction & Mining Machinery successfully erected and commissioned Komatsu PC3000-6 Electrical Shovel, their first 300-tonne electrical shovel supplied in India, at Gevra, India’s largest mines under South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL).
The mammoth machine was formally handed over to SP Singh Bhati, General Manager, SECL by an L&T team at a ceremony held on July 20.
In his message, Arvind K Garg, Executive Head Construction & Mining Machinery Business, complimented the L&T Team on getting the magnificent machine ready for the operation, despite facing several challenges. He said the supply had reaffirmed L&T’s commitment to customers and technical capabilities and opened a new chapter in the strategic relationship between L&T and Coal India Ltd (CIL) towards accelerating the coal output in the country.
Despite the COVID-19 challenge, the 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 the site was carried out by a determined and dedicated team from L&T comprising engineers, welders, machinists, electricians and others.
Komatsu and L&T had bagged this order from CIL for supply, erection and commissioning of four PC3000-6 (16 CuM) face shovels with electric drive for delivery to SECL. L&T shall take care of this equipment for four years with 85 per cent assured availability.
L&T is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu Mining Equipment in India.