Tiong Woon acquires first Grove GMK6300L-1 in Southeast Asia

Tiong Woon Crane & Transport recently added a Grove GMK6300L-1 to its fleet and has deployed the unit to carry out a lifting work at one of the largest refineries in Asia. Tiong Woon is the first company in Southeast Asia to take delivery of this model.

“The GMK6300L-1 is ideal for working in refineries as it has a boom length of 80 m with the option of a swingaway jib between 12 m and 21 m in length,” said Michael Ang, deputy CEO of Tiong Woon. “Our favorite feature on the Grove all-terrain crane is the boom length and its ability to travel with up to 21 t counterweight on board the crane, which opens it up to a wider range of jobs.”

The GMK6300L-1 all-terrain mobile telescopic crane is the successor to Manitowoc’s popular Grove GMK6300L. The 300 t-rated GMK6300L-1 features a maximum tip height of 120 m when working with its full 80 m boom and 37 m of jib. When lifting with the main boom, it can lift up to 14 t at fully extended height and can handle this within a 14 - 28 m working radius, offering a flexible range of applications.

On the refinery project, the crane is configured with boom lengths between 40 m and 60 m, and handles loads at working radii between 20 m and 30 m. Typical loads for the crane are replacement parts at the industrial plant, with weights generally under 10 t.

“We selected Manitowoc cranes because of the quick lead time for crane delivery and the competitive pricing that Manitowoc offers,” said Mr Ang. “Besides, we previously purchased five GMK6300L units, the predecessor of the GMK6300L-1, so there’s an existing relationship with Manitowoc and the crane has a proven track record with us.”

Like its predecessor, the GMK6300L-1 features Megatrak suspension, along with Manitowoc’s standard all-wheel steering. Its counterweight slabs and auxiliary hoist are interchangeable with the GMK5180-1, GMK5200-1, GMK5250L and GMK6300L.

Based in Singapore, Tiong Woon is a leading integrated heavy lift specialist and service provider that supports the oil and gas, petrochemical, infrastructure and construction sectors. Tiong Woon has also been reported as one of the world’s top 20 crane companies.