Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium’s Sea-Invests and Ivory Coast’s Petroci, has added a Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane to its fleet. The purchase not only reflects the JV’s desire for a quality crane that can handle the rigours of the oil business, but also for top-notch service and support provided through the partners of Manitowoc Cranes.
Formerly a buyer of strictly rough-terrain cranes, the JV opted for an all-terrain GMK6400, which features a best-in-class 400 t capacity, as well as a 60 m boom. Its optional removable outrigger box, self-rigging auxiliary hoist and self-rigging MegaWingLift (which can boost its capacity by nearly 70 per cent) have made the crane one of the most successful in Grove’s history.
Pasico Ghana, a subsidiary in the Paterson Simons network, worked with Grove to provide the JV with quick, localised support for the GMK6400, as well as extensive training and warranty options. The crane is scheduled to immediately begin oil field operations at the Port of Abidjan.