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. 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 three-axle, 150t capacity Grove GRT9165 features an industry-leading 62.5m 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.
In addition to its GRT9165, Newmont runs other Grove cranes, including a 135t 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 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.