L&T Construction & Mining Machinery achieved a milestone with the erection and commissioning of Komatsu PC3000-6 Electrical Shovel, their first 300-ton electrical shovel supplied in India, at Gevra, India’s largest mines under South Eastern Coalfields. At an event at the site, the mammoth machine was formally handed over to S P Singh Bhati, General Manager, SECL by L&T team comprising A Chakraborty and Kiran Tilaganji.
In his message, Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-CMB, complimented the L&T Team on getting the magnificent machine ready for the operation, despite many challenges. He said the supply has 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 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, Germany, in segments. The assembly, erection and commissioning at 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 Coal India for supply, erection and commissioning of four nos PC3000-6 (16 CuM) Face Shovel with Electric Drive for delivery to SECL. L&T shall take care of these equipment for four years with 85 percent assured availability. L&T is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu Mining Equipment in India.