On the first of November 2006 the fourth E-Crane® in Bangladesh was succesfully put into service by Indusign / E-Crane Worldwide.
Monem Sugar Refinery
Abdul Monem Ltd is a leading roads and highways construction company, bottler of Coca-Cola and owner of “Igloo” ice cream. Its sister company Monem Sugar Refinery Ltd (MSRL) is capable of producing 300,000 tonnes of refined sugar annually. MSRL is using European and American technology and refines imported raw cane I sugar from the very best sources world-wide. It is expected that Monem Sugar Refinery Ltd. along with other sugar refineries in the country will meet the entire country’s demand for refined sugar. According to MSRL this project will also result in creating employment opportunities in thousands, both directly and indirectly.
E-Crane® erection in Dhaka
Dhaka, November 2006: The decision to build a new sugar refinery was taken in early 2005. Monem Sugar Refinery Ltd looked carefully at their options for the unloading of ships with raw cane sugar from Brazil. An extensive market survey resulted earlier in the purchase of a state-of-the-art 700-series E-Crane® with 26 metres (86 feet) outreach. The crane left the assembly shop on-time in Belgium early July 2006. Finally and after a long voyage from Antwerp to Dhaka, with transloading in the Chittagong harbour, the crane arrived in Dhaka early October 06. The erection of the E-Crane® started on October 19th. Under the supervision of 2 experienced E-Crane® erection engineers and with the help of the technical staff from MSRL, the crane was’safely assembled. The E-Crane® was completely erected within 10 days. For the next two days the crane was extensively and intensively tested. Any necessary final adjustments were made to the electrical and hydraulic, system to ensure peak performance ! To ensure that the crane operators and on-site mechanics were fully versed with operational and maintenance procedures, they participated in an intensive 3 day training course.
Carrying out complicated lifts in a safe way requires careful planning and skilled personnel. On site E-Crane® engineer Jean-Marie double checks every detail before the actual lift takes place
On 1st November 2006 the “Monem Sugar Refinery” management officially took over the reception of their E-Crane®. The newly installed E-Crane® is exercised for testing and tuning purposes.