E-Crane® Receives New Contract from MultiServ

E-Crane International USA has been awarded a new and important contract for the supply of several new scrap handling E-Cranes for the Villa Constitucion plant of Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros SA. Supporting Acindar’s plans to further increase production and efficiency, the E-Cranes will play a key role in the comprehensive on-site scrap management services provided by MultiServ.

The installation of these new E-Cranes is done on a turn-key basis and the cranes are expected to be fully operational by the middle of 2007. The cranes have been sized and designed in close cooperation with MultiServ’s Acindar project team. These E-Cranes will improve the availability and flow of scrap materials to the mill for its Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking operations while also supporting Acindar’s plans to increase production. With a reach of up to 32 meters (105 ft) and a lift capacity of more then 10 tons these cranes together with the new shredder will become the backbone of MultiServ’s scrap catering and scrap processing activities for Acindar.

After successful installations in European and Asian steel mills, this contract is seen as a new and important milestone by E-Crane management. It clearly shows E-Crane®’s firm commitment to provide the steel industry worldwide with solutions for their scrap handling activities such as unloading, stockpiling and loading.

About MultiServ

MultiServ is a division of Harsco Corporation. Harsco is a diversified $2.1 billion worldwide industrial services and products company employing approximately 17,500 people in more than 40 countries of operation. Harsco’s market-leading businesses provide mill services, access services, gas and fluid control products, and other infrastructure products and services to customers worldwide.

MultiServ provides specialized outsourced services to steel producers world-wide under medium- to long-term service contracts. MultiServ is the world’s single largest provider of outsourced, on-site mill services to the global steel and non-ferrous metals industries. The company offers the broadest portfolio of capabilities and technologies in its field, and nearly a century of experience.

MultiServ services include processes for slag handling and metal recovery, by-product recovery and recycling, semi- and finished product management, integrated materials handling and specialist transportation.

MultiServ designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains facilities and infrastructure to deliver their services. Operating within their customers’ sites

MultiServ provides specialist technologies and equipment operated and managed by their own highly-trained people. MultiServ delivers services professionally and with integrity to enable customers to focus on their core steelmaking processes.

Website: www.multiserv.com

About Acindar

Acindar is a steel mill producing and specialized in long steel products. Acindar is a leading company in the Argentine market and has a growing and international presence. Acindar produces a range of steel products for the manufacturing, agriculture and construction sectors in a country where the economy has recorded 9% annual growth in the last three years.

Website: www.acindar.com.ar

Source: E-Crane Worldwide/Indusign
Pictures: Serge Millois (MultiServ)

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