Long-time dealer Paterson Simons celebrates first Grove GRT9165 sale in Africa
Newmont Ghana Gold has taken delivery of a Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain crane to work on the Ahafo North expansion project as part of the Ahafo Gold Mine.
- Mining company Newmont purchased the landmark crane, which is also the largest rough-terrain crane from Grove.
- In addition, Paterson Simons received two awards from Manitowoc, one for the first GRT9165 sale in Africa, and the other for its long-standing partnership with the company.
The crane is the largest rough-terrain from Grove and the first of its kind to be delivered to Africa. The mining giant already runs several other Manitowoc products in Ghana and local dealer Paterson Simons operates a full-time support presence at the mine site to support its Grove cranes.
The thee-axle, 150 t capacity Grove GRT9165 features an industry-leading 62.5 m boom and class-leading load charts. The crane includes the intuitive Crane Control System (CCS) for maximum productivity, an expanded panoramic cab for improved visibility, and reduced transport height.
Paul Rogers, Manitowoc sales director for Africa, paid tribute to Paterson Simons for securing the landmark Grove order and for its partnership over five decades:
“Congratulations to Newmont for its purchase of the first Grove GRT9165 in Africa. It’s a fantastic crane that delivers unbeatable performance on the jobsite. Huge credit to the team at Paterson Simons too, who have been our partner for nearly 50 years. The company’s technical expertise and commitment to customer support are among the very best in Africa and we look forward to celebrating further success into the next 50 years.”
In addition to its GRT9165, Newmont runs many other Grove cranes, including a 135 t Grove RT9150E rough-terrain crane, which it purchased 10 years ago and which continues to deliver reliable service to this day. At the time of its purchase, this was also the first crane of its kind to be delivered in Africa, and the largest rough-terrain from Grove. Other Grove cranes in the Newmont fleet include GMK5180-1 and GMK5200-1 all-terrain cranes and a GRT880 rough-terrain crane.
Newmont Corporation is the world’s leading gold company as well as a producer of copper, silver, zinc, and lead. The company’s world-class portfolio of assets and operations span North America, South America, Australia, and Africa.
Paterson Simons is a market-leading equipment supplier across West and Central Africa and represents Grove mobile cranes and Manitowoc crawler cranes in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Cameroon. The company serves customers in the mining, oil and gas, port logistics, and other sectors providing comprehensive support including inspection, parts, service, diagnostic reports, and fleet management.
Learn more about the Grove GRT9165 here.