BEML Ltd has received the ‘Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence’ under the Group Award category for Design and Development of 180 tonne class electric hydraulic excavator BE1800E.
At a function held at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman and Managing Director, BEML, received the cash award on behalf of the company from Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister while Dr Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, presented the Certificate of Excellence to BR Viswanatha, Director (Mining and Construction), BEML in the presence of AK Gupta, Secretary (Defence Production), Government of India.
BEML BE1800E, a 10 cu m loading capacity, the biggest-ever excavator designed and developed in India, is packed with leading-edge technologies, offers a host of advantages, maintainability and operator comfort, as well as low operating costs. The electrical excavator is cost-efficient and emission-free alternative to the engine-driven excavators. This equipment is working at Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), Ramagundam in Telangana for two years and has clocked over 12,000 hours of operation with very high uptime.