Metal fabricator BMM Ispat plans to use the 300t six-axle GMK6300 for lifting steel plant components such as 40t furnaces and 8–16t columns.
The plant is currently expanding its production of sponge iron, a scrap metal made by reducing natural gas or coal, which can be converted into steel.
Mrutyunjaya Senapati, director of corporate planning and development for BMM, said that the high level of support for the crane factored into his decision.
"We had excellent discussions with Tractors India Limited (Manitowoc dealer for crawler and mobiles cranes in India) and are happy the company can give us the support we need,” Senapati said.
Cranes Today recently reported that Manitowoc has also received the first orders in the Middle East for this crane, one of two new six-axle all terrains launched by Manitowoc last year.
|The all new Grove GMK6300 all terrain mobile crane