L&T delivers Komatsu’s first 300T electrical shovel in India to SECL-Gevra

The supply has reaffirmed L&T’s commitment to customers and technical capabilities

L&T, Komatsu, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery, SECL-Gevra, Electric shovel, Komatsu PC3000-6 Electrical Shovel, South Eastern Coalfields, SP Singh Bhati, A Chakraborty, Kiran Tilai, Arvind Garg, Coal India, Komatsu Mining Equipment

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 held on 20th July 2020 at site, the mammoth machine was formally handed over to SP Singh Bhati, GM, SECL by L&T team comprising A Chakraborty and Kiran Tilaganji. In his message, Arvind K Garg, executive VP 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 Limited towards accelerating coal output in the country.

Despite the COVID19 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% assured availability. L&T is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu Mining Equipment in India.

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