TH Heavy Engineering plans global expansion

01 August 2013

From left to right: John Stewart, senior vice president, Manitowoc Cranes, Greater Asia Pacific; Enc

From left to right: John Stewart, senior vice president, Manitowoc Cranes, Greater Asia Pacific; Encik Nor Badli Mohamad Alias, managing director and chief financial officer of THHE; Chang Bar Kuei, m

TH Heavy Engineering Berhad (THHE), an offshore fabricator in Malaysia, has added a pair of Manitowoc 16000 crawler cranes to its fleet.

The 400 tonne capacity 16000s have 96 metre boom, 105.6 m fixed jib, 138 m luffing jib and the EPIC system. The two cranes, which are based at THHE’s Pulau Indah fabrication yard in Salangor, Malaysia, will be used for building offshore platforms.

Encik Nor Badli Mohd Alias, THHE managing director and chief executive officer, said, “We are proud to own such high-quality cranes. The 16000s will put us on both the Malaysian and world map, as we are now able to perform a wider range of heavy lift projects efficiently. Manitowoc cranes are reliable, durable and versatile and using them, we have calculated, will help us cut RM 1,500,000 (US $497,675) annually from our operating costs.”

The cranes were purchased through UES Group of Companies, a Malaysian conglomerate that specializes in heavy equipment rental and supply.

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