RAK group Stevin Rock buys giant CAT hydraulic shovel

CAT 6020B will be mainly used for loading rocks onto the company's haul trucks

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. People visit heavy machinery of Caterpillar at Bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery in Shanghai, China November 27, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purpose. People visit heavy machinery of Caterpillar at Bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery in Shanghai, China November 27, 2018.

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Stevin Rock, one of the world's largest quarrying companies based in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, said it has purchased the giant CAT 6020B hydraulic shovel from Caterpillar.

The largest hydraulic shovel operating in the region, CAT 6020B will be mainly used for loading rocks onto the company's haul trucks, thanks to its larger shovel load capacity, said a statement from the company.

The product was officially delivered to Stevin Rock by the UAE-based Al Bahar, the authorised Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer in the GCC (excluding Saudi Arabia) last week.

Stevin Rock said together with its sister concern RAK Rock boasts over 80 million tonnes annual capacity of  limestone, dolomite and gabbro for the construction, cement, steel and mining industries in the Gulf region and beyond.

The company is owned by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, has over 3,000 employees and has been operational for more than 40 years.

Stevin Rock said the CAT 6020B was the final piece of 26 units recently purchased from Al Bahar, including a CAT 993K wheel loader, CAT 349D excavators and CAT 775G haul trucks for its Khor Khuwair quarry, one of the largest in the world, with a annual production capacity of over 60 million tonnes limestone.

These acquisitions, together with other major developments, are in line with Stevin Rock’s vision to maintain and build on its position as one of the largest quarrying operators in the world, said the Ras

Al Khaimah-based company.

Nasser Bustami, the general manager of Stevin Rock, received the new CAT 6020B from Bob De Lange, group president of Caterpillar, and Issam Al Bahar, the chairman of Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar, the official dealer of Caterpillar in the UAE.

"The CAT 6020B, in addition to the 25 other units Stevin Rock has purchased from Al Bahar Group, will help increase our productivity and solidify our position, together with our sister company RAK Rock, as one of the largest quarrying operations in the world," stated Bustami.

"We will continue to invest in our businesses to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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