Handling solutions from ElectroMech are undoubtedly the first choice of several leading infrastructure giants because of our domain expertise and the long-term reliability of our cranes.
Careful evaluation of existing cranes, systematic assessment of new requirements and perfect project planning in order to reuse existing ElectroMech cranes helped Gammon in saving substantial costs and reducing project implementation time.
Gammon India is amongst the largest construction and infrastructure companies in India. It has created landmark structures right from the Gateway of India in 1911 to India’s longest river bridge at Patna. Gammon was awarded with a contract to build an 11.2 km, Kalewadi to Dehu-Alandi Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor in Pune. The flyover near Empire Estate in Chinchwad, part of this project, is one of the longest flyovers in Pune with a total length of 1.9 km. The entire flyover has been constructed using precast segments.
Since Gammon planned to construct this flyover using precast segments, they set up a casting yard at a nearby location in Chinchwad. For this project, handling requirements existed at two places. First, at the segment casting yard, and the other, at the actual site of the flyover, to lift and place the precast segments on the pillars. At both places, cranes were expected to handle heavy and bulky loads, while performing round the clock. It was essential to match the speed of production of precast segments and the construction of the flyover in order to meet the stipulated deadlines of the project. This requirement also obviously meant the synchronisation of handling capacities and speeds of cranes at both the locations. Gammon intended to check the possibility of reusing existing cranes which were used on its earlier projects, with the intention of reducing project cost and procurement time for new cranes.
For construction companies, it is the norm to write off the cost of their capital equipment such as cranes in a single project. This, of course directly affects the profitability of the project. Conversely, being able to reuse their cranes for another project offers a huge advantage in terms of profitability, a scenario that several of ElectroMech’s construction clients have been able to benefit from. ElectroMech cranes have proven themselves to be rugged, reliable and long-lasting. Several EPC companies use them over the years on a number of projects – one after the other. Admirably, we have reconfigured and modified ElectroMech cranes for several of our clients prior to shifting them to their new project site to ensure optimal performance. For this project too, Gammon reused ElectroMech cranes originally supplied to them 2009 for the construction of a bridge over the Godavari river. Through careful evaluation of the existing cranes and assessment of new requirements based on our previous experience on similar projects, we were able to help Gammon reuse these assets. This helped Gammon to substantially reduce project cost and turnaround time of the project.
Total number of cranes: 3
|Sr No.||SWL||Span||Height of lift||Application|
|1||60/12MT||19.5m||15m||Handling of precast structures|
|2||15MT||19.5m||12m||Handling of fabricated structures|
|3||60/12MT||28m||15m||Flyover construction and support structures|