Terex CC 8800-1 Twin heads to India

11 April 2008

ABG Heavy Industries (ABG), one of India's largest crane rental companies, has ordered the world's largest crawler crane from Terex Demag.

The CC 8800-1 Twin lattice boom crawler crane has two booms and a 3,200 tonne lifting capacity. Its maximum load moment rating is 44,000 tonne-metres. The first unit was officially unveiled in October at the Terex Demag plant in Germany, in the presence of its new owner Al Jaber Heavy Lift and Transport, based in UAE.

Saket Agarwal, ABG managing director told IC that the Twin will be put to work in the nuclear power generation and heavy construction areas, adding, “There is also likely to be an expansion of new oil refineries.”

Agarwal added that heavy lift work, requiring the might of cranes like the Twin, is now commonplace in India, but explained that much of it is carried out by European contractors. “There is big growth in India and enough work for this type of crane. We felt that it was necessary for an Indian company to own such a crane and make it available for Indian customers.”

At a press conference in Mumbai on 6 November, Steve Filipov, Terex Cranes president, added, “India became the third country to receive this mammoth size crane from Terex Demag, which has received orders for similar size cranes from the Middle East and another Asian country,” according to The Economic Times in India.

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