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Togo Port, LCT, gets brand-new fleet of Terberg yard tractors.

Togo Port, LCT, gets brand-new fleet of Terberg yard tractors.

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Alisa Evans
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August 2014
Paterson Simons recently made its first delivery of 19 of a total of 38 Terminal Tractors to Lomé Container Terminal (LCT), Togo. Our service engineer, Alex Rochet has been deployed there to manage and deliver the service and maintenance of the fleet. ABOVE: Our service team in discussion at the...
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KONECRANES, Nigeria: We expand our relationship.

KONECRANES, Nigeria: We expand our relationship.

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June 2014
Konecranes Overhead Cranes have formalised the relationship with UK-based Paterson Simons for the sole dealership of their industrial cranes in Nigeria. The deal was signed between John Traynor, MD of Paterson Simons and Knut Stewen, Konecranes Regional Sales Director for Africa, on 30 May 2014. Paterson Simons is currently the...
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KONECRANES: The world’s most powerful reachstacker

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June 2014
Konecranes recently delivered a 100 metric ton (MT) capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines. The machine was tailored by NC Nielsen from a standard Konecranes reach stacker. These powerful machines have...
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RESOLUTE, Mali: Critical Lift.

RESOLUTE, Mali: Critical Lift.

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March 2014
Senior Engineer, Phil Coggin, was recently flown – as the only passenger of a chartered flight – by our customer Resolute Mining to their Syama mine in Mali to provide lift planning and supervision services for a construction project there. The construction – a giant chimney – is a rather...
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Manitou Underground Telehandlers for AGA in Ghana.

Manitou Underground Telehandlers for AGA in Ghana.

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February 2014
Over 72 design modifications turned a standard Manitou Telehandler into an underground workhorse for AngloGold Ashanti at Obuasi, Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti [AGA] recently took delivery of seven Manitou Rough Terrain Telehandlers designed with, amongst other modifications, bespoke man basket attachments. The 6T machines will perform underground maintenance services in the...
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MANITOWOC, Encore: Rebuild rather than Replace.

MANITOWOC, Encore: Rebuild rather than Replace.

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February 2014
Manitowoc Crane Care has certified Paterson Simons as an official EnCORE partner for West Africa. Rebuilding a is an economical alternative to extend a crane’s life. Cranes are completely rebuilt, from the bare frame to a new paint job.  Paterson Simons has facilities and engineering skills capable of rebuilding mobile...
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NIGER, LIBERIA, MALI: Expanding our Footprint.

NIGER, LIBERIA, MALI: Expanding our Footprint.

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January 2014
Paterson Simons is uniquely placed to sell, service and maintain cranes and forklifts all over West Africa, having both the logistics and language skills to service a wide territory. Paterson Simons boasts three native French speakers, two in our Brighton office covering parts and shipping and the other in Ghana...
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The world’s first hybrid reach stacker now available in West Africa.

The world’s first hybrid reach stacker now available in West Africa.

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January 2014
Konecranes is proud to introduce the world’s first hybrid reach stacker for container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. The SMV 4531 TB5 HLT features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, an electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor based energy storage. This innovative lift truck will cut fuel...
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APMT, Nigeria: Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes, Apapa.

APMT, Nigeria: Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes, Apapa.

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December 2013
Tricky gantry crane offload at APMT Apapa. Paterson Simons’s chief crane engineer Gys Ehlers and his team of crane assmebly specialists commissioned 10 Konecranes RTGs at APMT in Apapa, Nigeria over October and November 2013. This is the first time APMT has ordered Konecranes RTGs for the region. The first five...
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CRANE TRAINING: Electrical Theory and Practice.

CRANE TRAINING: Electrical Theory and Practice.

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September 2013
Takoradi, Ghana. We recently conducted Electrical and Electronic Theory & Practical sessions with Malcolm Gibb, an electrical lecturer at a technical college in UK where he teaches City and Guilds based training courses to engineering apprentices. Malcolm conducted courtesy training in Takoradi, Ghana with members of the The Ghana Ports...
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MPS/BOLLORÉ, Ghana: A fun day as we say “Thank you”.

MPS/BOLLORÉ, Ghana: A fun day as we say “Thank you”.

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August 2013
Led by senior engineer Mr. Gys Ehlers, our staff of crane engineers and technicians took their leave from the dedicated site provided by Meridian Port Services, Tema which has been their home for the last 5 months as they assembled 5 of the 9 Konecrane RTGs delivered in March 2013....
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Engineers receive MAINMAN training.

Engineers receive MAINMAN training.

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Alisa Evans
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July 2013
In line with our long-standing partnership with Konecranes our Ghana- and Nigeria-based engineers received training in the proprietary Mainman programme in June. Mainman is the industry’s most comprehensive periodic maintenance report system for overhead cranes. It assists approved inspectors to deliver consistent, replicable inspections with the appropriate level of preventive...