Petro-Sea Switch to Reliability and Backup of Grove Cranes

In News, Oil & Gas by Alisa Evans

Petro-Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium’s Sea-Invests and Ivory Coast’s Petroci, provides logistics, transport and storage services to the oil industry and operates out of Adidjan, Ivory Coast.

After the lack of after market support from a previous brand left them reeling, Petro-Sea decided to approach Paterson Simons, who have a hard-won reputation in the region for extensive aftersales services. Petro-Sea proceeded to invest in a number of Grove all-terrain mobile cranes. Petro-Sea first took delivery of a GMK6400, which features a best-in-class 400 MT capacity, as well as a 60 meter boom. Its optional removable outrigger box, self-rigging auxiliary hoist and self-rigging MegaWingLift (which can boost its capacity by nearly 70 percent) have made the crane one of the most successful in Grove’s history.

Paterson Simons recently delivered their second crane, a brand new GMK5180 which has a 64 meter boom and features the VIAB turbo clutch that enables wear-free starting and breaking. The third crane a new 100MT GMK4100L-1, which has the strongest load charts in its class and an extra long 60 meter boom, is due to be delivered later this month.

The cranes are working both in the dedicated oil service terminal in Abidjan performing load outs and handling of project cargo and will also be available for rental in the wider area.

Paterson Simons are finalising a service contract  and implementing a training plan for the Petro-Sea team, further strengthening Paterson Simons’s firm foothold in the Ivory Coast.

Paterson Simons has been a partner of Manitowoc Cranes for 40 years, and have exceptional experience in supplying lifting equipment to the shipping, mining and construction industries across West Africa.

(L-R) On a very wet day in Abidjan are John Traynor, MD Paterson Simons, Sebastian Dongo (Petro-Sea Electromechanical Engineer), Moses Essel Ahun (Pasico General Manager Western Region) Klaus Kroeppel (Manitowoc Vice President Sales Mobile Cranes Europe & Africa), Faycal Zaoui (Paterson Simons Sales Manager – French Speaking West Africa) and Paul Rogers (Manitowoc EMEA Region)