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Grove crane secured for African mine works

The Grove GRT9165 crane will be working on a major expansion project for Newmont Ghana Gold.
Long time Grove dealer Paterson Simons celebrates first Grove GRT9165 sale in Africa

Newmont Ghana Gold will use a Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain crane on its Ahafo North expansion project, equipment supplier Paterson Simons has confirmed.

The three-axle, 150 tonne capacity crane is the largest rough-terrain from Grove and the first of its kind to be delivered to Africa.

Aside from its industry-leading 62.5 m boom and class-leading load charts, the crane also includes the intuitive Crane Control System (CCS) for maximum productivity, an expanded panoramic cab for improved visibility and a reduced transport height.

Manitowoc sales director for Africa Paul Rogers paid tribute to Paterson Simons for securing order and congratulated Newmont for its crane purchase.

“It’s a fantastic crane that delivers unbeatable performance on the jobsite,” he said.

Newmont already runs several other Manitowoc products in Ghana, including a 135 t Grove RT9150E rough-terrain crane, which it purchased 10 years ago and which it continues use today.

Other Grove cranes in the Newmont fleet include GMK5180-1 and GMK5200-1 all-terrain cranes and a GRT880 rough-terrain crane – with Paterson Simons operating a full-time support presence at the mine site to support them.

The Ahafo North project is set to expand Newmont’s Ghanaian footprint with four open pit mines and a stand-alone mill located about 30km from the company’s Ahafo south operations.

The project is expected to add between 275,000 and 325,000 ounces per year for the first five full years of production, beginning in 2026.

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