Konecranes best for oil and gas specialists
Leading global oil
and gas specialists, IOT Group Australia (IOT) has commissioned four new Konecranes 10T CXT cranes to optimise efficiency and reliability in their new state- of-the-art facility in Jandakot, Western Australia.
Konecranes was involved in the entire process, from design and product selection, to installation and commissioning – and IOT District Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Neil Killoh was impressed with the consistently high levels of customer service.
“From early 2015, Konecranes was actively involved with the product selection, feasibility and effectiveness of our overhead crane requirements for our new build facility,” he said.
“Regular meetings assisted with the technical and commercial aspects of the project, of which Konecranes, and especially Andy Garbett, West District Sales Manager, provided a high level of customer service, knowledge and experience,” said Killoh.
CXT cranes, with individual hoist capacities up to 80 tons – and complementary CXT wire rope hoists – are designed to be industry benchmarks of safety and ergonomics, with easy and effective load handling and optimum dimensions for space saving solutions. IOT Group will predominantly be using the cranes for the assembly, disassembly and maintenance of downhole tools, tubular and casing running equipment and completions of sub-assembly services for the oil and gas industry.
“All aspects of the design, ordering, manufacture, assembly, installation, commissioning and certification were exemplary, with no incidents, injuries or non-productive time occurring during the 12-month project, up to completion in mid-2016. I would certainly recommend Konecranes for any project,” said Killoh.
CXT cranes were an ideal fit for IOT Group, says Garbett. “IOT is an international service organisation within the oil and gas industry, with worldwide locations in the most important oil and gas logistics hubs. Crane availability in their workshop is critical to ensure they are
able to meet the quick turnaround times that the oil and gas industry demands,” he said.
“We also won the maintenance contract for all the cranes, which further demonstrates the trust IOT Group place on Konecranes, as the world’s largest crane service organisation, to provide service and maintenance to world class standards.”
“Our cranes will help Mr Killoh work to his company’s strong ethos of service and efficiency and it is satisfying to hear such positive feedback on this project, which showcases the level of customer service we strive to offer to all our customers,” said Garbett.