Fukushima nuclear plant, damaged by Japan's devastating earthquake, will be cooled down by Sany's 62M truck-mounted concrete pump.
Sany has dispatched one unit of the US $1 million 62M truck-mounted concrete pump to Japan to cool down the nuclear reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant, which was seriously damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami early this March.
When the nuclear plant in Fukushima was hit, the cooling systems of a few reactors failed, and the fuel rods were not cooling down. Tokyo Electric Power Company has been trying to spray seawater on those reactors using fire trucks, military helicopters, concrete pump trucks and other equipment to stop radioactive leakage.
Yang Zhihua, Deputy General Manager, Sany Overseas, says, “The dispatched 62M truck-mounted concrete pump will spray seawater into nuclear reactor group No. 4, which is 46 m in height. Trucks must work 14 m away from the nuclear reactor group, and the 62M truck-mounted concrete pump by Sany will meet this requirement.”
Sany Heavy Industry holds a Guinness world record for the pump truck with the longest boom. Chairman Liang Wengen promptly responded to Tokyo Electric Power Company's request for a pump truck with a free offer of one unit of 62M truck-mounted concrete pump to help Japan. He also said that Sany would provide all-round support to the operations at the nuclear plant if necessary.
This isn't the first time that Sany equipment has been deployed in disaster relief operations. In October 2010, the 'King Crane' SCC4000 crawler crane was chosen by Chile to join relief operations in the collapsed San Jose copper mine in the country.
Tokyo Electric Power Company chose this particular pump truck for the outstanding performance of Sany's concrete pumping products. After a decade's development, the boom length of Sany's pump truck is now 72 m up from the original 37 m. Sany has become the world's largest concrete pumping machinery manufacturer, with an annual output of over 4,000 units of truck-mounted concrete pumps.
(Communication by the management of the company)