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Konecranes wins landmark coker crane order from Indian Oil Company Ltd.

Indian Oil Company Ltd. (IOCL) has placed a purchase order for supply of a coker crane via Global / International public tender directly with Konecranes for its new Delayed Coker Unit at Paradip Refinery Project. Paradip is located in the Indian state of Orissa, the primary seaport in the District of Jagatsingpur on the Bay of Bengal.

This is the largest coker crane Konecranes has built for an Indian customer, at 55 tons with a 30 cubic meter bucket, and it is the ninth coker crane Konecranes has supplied to India. The crane is a single-leg gantry with a 45.25 meter span. It is semi-automated and has the latest versions of the value-added DynA load control technologies. With just the push of a button, the DynAGrab automatic digging feature takes a bucket of coke to the hopper. By pushing another button, the operator returns the crane to its previous location for another load.

The crane is designed with an air-conditioned e-room with redundant, on-line drives to ensure continuous operation. Redundant features minimize unplanned downtime, important because the site only has one coker crane. As routine, a Konecranes service branch has been established to ensure that it delivers the lowest possible lifecycle cost benefits for the customer.

“Konecranes is the only coker crane supplier that has resources in-country to support its coker cranes with full operation and maintenance contracts, local installation support, and local project management,” says Konecranes industry specialist Don Paulino.

The crane will be built in Houston, Texas and is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2012.