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Leading Indian contractor relies on Potain cranes at landmark development

12/3/2013 Noida, India

One of India’s largest contractors is using three of its seven-strong fleet of Potain tower cranes to build Wave One – a landmark commercial development in Noida in north India. Leighton Welspun Contractors Pvt. Ltd. deployed the MC 125s at the job site in 2011 and they will continue to work 22 hours a day, every day at the project until 2014.

Leighton Welspun purchased its first 6 t capacity Potain MC 115 B in 2007. It didn’t take long for Potain’s impressive quality, combined with the professionalism of Manitowoc Crane Care’s support service, to prove itself, as Sanjeet Singh Malik, plant manager at Leighton Welspun, explains:

“Potain cranes are exceptional – they are easy to use, quick to erect and perform tirelessly on the job site to keep our projects moving,” he says. “We are responsible for several landmark developments across India, so we need cranes we can rely on and an expert support service to fall back on. Manitowoc gives us both of these things and we are very proud of our Potain fleet.”

Wave One is typical of the work that Leighton Welspun’s Potain cranes perform; a high-rise development in the heart of a city, surrounded by busy streets with a demanding schedule. The MC 125s are working almost constantly pouring concrete and lifting general construction materials to build two 41-storey towers at the project.

The Potain MC125s are external climbing units currently erected at heights of 68 m, 74 m and 80 m. All of the cranes will reach a final working height of approximately 140 m. Two are configured with 45 m jibs and one with a 50 m jib, to cover the entire 230,000 m2 job site.

Located near New Delhi, Wave One is a mixed-use commercial development comprised of high-end offices, retail space, cinemas and restaurants. 

The four other Potain MC 125s in Leighton Welspun’s fleet are working at job sites across the country, including the Tritvam residential project in Kochi and the Ramanujam Information Technology Park in Chennai.

Potain’s MC 125 is a compact city crane that offers a maximum jib length of 60 m, at which it can lift 1.15 t. The crane uses Potain’s pin-connected mast sections for fast erection.

Established in 1998, Leighton Welspun employs more than 10,000 people who specialise in residential, commercial and retail construction across India. The company is part of Leighton Holdings Group, Australia’s leading construction, mining and project development company.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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