Chinese construction machinery manufacturer SANY recently delivered 24 units of its SY215C medium excavators to Indonesia to help with the construction of Qingshan Industrial Park in Sulawesi, according to the company’s website. That brings the total of SANY excavators involved in the project to 600.
“At present, nearly 600 units of Sany excavators have participated in the construction of the park,” the person overseeing construction of the park said, adding, “The whole island is full of Sany excavators and can be seen everywhere.”
“With total investment reach[ing] $30 billion, Qingshan Industrial Park was signed at the witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Susiloin in 2013. When the project is completed, it will form a production chain with an annual power generation capacity of 1130 MW, a nickel-iron production capacity of 1.5 million tons, and a steelmaking capacity of 3 million tons. It is also the first substantive project of deepening cooperation between China and Indonesia.”
Of the 600 excavator units, 299 are the SY215C, SANY’s most exported model. Specifically for this project, SANY also made some updates to 139 SY365H units: it, for example, “widened the track from 600mm to 800mm, upgraded the standard bucket into [a] rock bucket or plus bucket, equipped [it] with a short stick, thickened the bottom guard, added [a] hammer pipe line,” among other things.
The Indonesian purchaser of the SANY equipment said he was thrilled with its performance:
“The performance of Sany excavator is superior and the service is awesome. SANY excavator has become a weapon for local economic development.”