Exxaro has delivered three more cranes for its Grootegeluk coal operation close to Lephalale in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The company placed an order with Johannesburg-based Condra to manufacture high-lift overhead travelling cranes for vehicle workshops late last year. This brings the total number of cranes ordered by Exxaro and supplied by Condra since 2016 to six, valued at about R10-million.
The first of the new orders, for two cranes, was secured by authorised Condra distributor H&H Specialised Services in November of last year. A third crane was ordered in December and a further order for a fourth machine is expected soon.
H&H Specialised Services will supply staff and technical expertise to install and commission all new cranes, the first two of which have already been delivered. Both are 50-ton double-girder electric overhead travelling cranes with standard two‑speed hoists, and both have spans of 18.4m.
The third crane is an 18.4m span 50/20-ton machine featuring variable‑frequency drives on the main lift, long travel and cross travel to facilitate precise positioning of very heavy loads.