Cargotec’s Hiab has won an order worth more than EUR 40 million for demountables and loader cranes from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) of Germany, a joint venture company of Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck & Bus AG. The contract follows the signing of a Strategic Framework Agreement between Cargotec and RMMV in the beginning of 2014.
The contract includes 559 MULTILIFT demountable and 237 HIAB loader cranes. The order forms a part of a programme of vehicles to be supplied to the Australian Defence Force for project "Land 121" (Phase 3B). The deliveries will commence in 2016, with the contract due for completion in 2020. The order will be booked into Cargotec’s 2014 second quarter order intake.
The MULTILIFT MHS165SC demountable system specified by the end user, enables handling of a variety of different modules adapted to transport water, fuel and other supplies. The system will also include a Container Handling Unit (CHU) that enables handling of standard 20-feet ISO containers.
The HIAB loader cranes specified in the order are H099ATD-2 models. These special low built cranes are designed to help facilitate the complete vehicle being transported in its standard configuration by a number of different methods (e.g. air, rail, sea and road).
The Australian Defence Force has, under a far-reaching modernisation programme, contracted RMMV in Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH of Germany, as a prime contractor for this project.