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Nigerian natural gas plant adds two Grove GMK5130-2 cranes


  • The 130 t capacity all-terrain cranes will handle plant maintenance and construction work.
  • The cranes combine reach and maneuverability, making them ideal for work in tight spaces.

Nigeria Liquid Natural Gas (NLNG) has purchased two Grove GMK5130-2 all-terrain cranes. The company runs one of the world’s largest gas liquefaction plants, from its facility on Bonny Island, Nigeria. The two 130 t capacity cranes will be used for plant maintenance and construction work.

The cranes broaden NLNG’s Grove fleet, joining an 80 t capacity GMK4080; a 100 t capacity GMK5100; a 160 t capacity GMK5160; and a 9 t capacity YB4410. The latest additions were supplied in late 2017 through Savvytech, the Grove dealer for Nigeria.

Seun Awoniyi, director of Savvytech, said NLNG has a long history of brand loyalty to Grove.

“NLNG has maintained a very strong relationship with Manitowoc for many years and has a lot of confidence in its cranes,” he said. “The most reliable cranes in its fleet are 20-year-old Grove machines; the return on investment has been fantastic for them. Now NLNG has updated its fleet with two GMK5130-2 cranes, which we’re confident will serve the company just as well.”

With its 60 m main boom and compact design, the five-axle GMK5130-2 offers a perfect combination of reach and maneuverability. This allows it to work with ease in the tight working spaces of the NLNG plant.

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 products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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