Inauguration of TAKRAF’s 700-liter Bucket-Wheel Excavator at a Major Lignite Mine in India

TAKRAF successfully commissions a 700-liter Bucket-Wheel Excavator (BWE) at an important lignite mine in India five months ahead of schedule.

A major mining and power generation company in India, has recently put into operation a new TAKRAF designed and built BWE of 700-liter capacity at an important lignite mining operation.

In the presence of the mining and power generation company’s Board of Directors, as well as the management of TAKRAF’s office in India, Mr. Susheel Kumar, Secretary for the Ministry of Coal, formally commissioned the excavator, a specialized mining equipment and also placed significant stress on ensuring accident free operations, whilst achieving production targets.

The order for the large machine, with a design capacity of 1400 cubic meters per hour, was issued to TAKRAF’s Indian office in 2015 and encompassed the design, manufacture, assembly/erection of all mechanical, structural, electrical components, testing, commissioning and hand over. TAKRAF’s global team of specialists drew upon years of experience and references in designing and successfully putting into operation this type of equipment. In fact, the team was so successful that the machine was commissioned five months ahead of the scheduled commissioning date and has been operating ever since.

TAKRAF boasts a proud and long history, and it is this experience, garnered over hundreds of years, that enables the group to understand clients’ requirements and develop solutions that best meet those requirements. Customers all over the world rely on TAKRAF as the backbone of their operations - whatever the issue, we are able to provide a solution.