Joint venture in Africa adds Grove Crane to its fleet for deployment in oil field

MTW News Petro Sea Logistics invests in a Grove all terrains and their aftermarket support1 1Petro Sea Logistics invests in a Grove all terrains and their aftermarket support. (Image source: Manitowac) Petro Sea Logisitics has added a Grove GMK64000 all-terrain crane to its fleet with Manitowoc Cranes to supply servicing and support for the joint venture in Africa 


Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgian Sea-Invests and Côte d’Ivoire's Petroci, has added a Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane to its fleet. The crane will be going straight to work at an oil field in the Port of Abijan. 

Petro Sea Logistics turned to Grove's African dealer Paterson Simons for the purchase. Formerly a buyer of strictly rough-terrain cranes, Petro Sea Logistics opted for an all-terrain GMK6400, which features a best-in-class 400 t capacity, as well as a 60 m boom. Its optional removable outrigger box, self-rigging auxiliary hoist and self-rigging MegaWingLift (which can boost its capacity by nearly 70 per cent) have made the crane one of the most successful in Grove’s history.

Pasico Ghana, a subsidiary in the Paterson Simons network, worked with Grove to provide Petro Sea Logistics with quick, localised support for the GMK6400, as well as extensive training and warranty options. The crane is scheduled to immediately begin oil field operations at the Port of Abidjan.

“After-sales service is the key to doing business in Africa,” said sales manager for French-speaking Africa for Manitowoc Cranes, Guillame Bertrand. “Our customers have grown to expect responsive, quality support throughout the region, and we’ve made great efforts over the last few years to ensure we are there for them when they need us.”

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