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NIGER, LIBERIA, MALI: Expanding our Footprint.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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 …

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MPS, Ghana: RTGs Delivered and Assembled

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Konecranes recently delivered nine Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes to Meridian Port Services who operate a terminal within the Port of Tema in Ghana. Four of the cranes arrived fully assembled, and Paterson Simons is currently assembling the remaining five in partnership with a team of international engineers. The project …

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BORDERLESS ALLIANCE: Paterson Simons a new member.

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PATERON SIMONS JOINS THE BORDERLESS ALLIANCE Paterson Simons, a crane distributor accross West Africa, has joined the Borderless Alliance – a group of 55 regional companies that work closely with West African governments to remove trade barriers in the region. The Borderless Alliance Conference for 2013 was recently held on February …

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SINOPEC/GHANA GAS, Ghana: Critical Chimney Lift.

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Paterson Simons subsidiary, CIT, planned and supervised a complex chimney lift for SinoPec at their construction site in Atuabo, Ghana. Senior Crane Engineer Phil Coggin and Godwin Awadzi were tasked with tandem lifting and turning the deethanizer (145t, 35m tall) and debutanizer (45t, 31m tall). The main lift crane was a Kobelco …

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Milestone for Terberg Tractors in Ghana

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On June 13, 2013 Pasico (the Ghana subsidiary of Paterson Simons) formally handed over 15 Terberg YT222 terminal tractors to APM Terminals in Tema, Ghana. At the handing over ceremony Mr. Kwaku Okoh, Managing Director of Pasico Ghana presented Mr. George Adjei, Managing Director of APM Terminals, Ghana, with a letter …

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TERBERG TRACTORS, Nigeria: Partnering with APMT Apapa

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In March 2013, twenty Terberg YT222 yard tractors where delivered to APMT Apapa, Nigeria. APMT Apapa is the largest container operator in West Africa, and the current delivery is part of the APMT Apapa replacement plan. The combination of AMPT’s excellent experience of the Terberg tractors in several other terminals …

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CRANE CONFERENCE: Takoradi, Ghana, 2013.

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Added Value for Customers: The 2013 Crane Conference On February 21st  and 22nd  2013 Paterson Simons held a two-day crane and forklift customer/manufacturer conference at the Raybow Hotel in Takoradi, Ghana. This was the company’s third such crane conference following from the successful inaugural event in 2011 and a more recent …