L&T commissions first Komatsu 300T electrical shovel in India

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 (SECL). At an event held on July 20, 2020 at the site, the mammoth machine was formally handed over to SP Singh Bhati, General Manager, SECL, by the L&T team comprising A Chakraborty and Kiran Tilaganji.

In his message, Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-CMB, L&T, 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 units of 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 per cent assured availability. L&T is the exclusive distributor of Komatsu Mining Equipment in India.