Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading construction equipment manufacturer, has announced that it is exhibiting construction equipment at INTERMAT 2012 in Paris, France.
At the expo, Hyundai Heavy is presenting the new eco-friendly 9A Series and hybrid excavators that are 25% more fuel efficient. The most significant difference between the new 9A Series and the 9 Series is the introduction of EU Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim compliant diesel engines. The new 9A Series has reduced exhaust emissions and improved fuel economy while still retaining the reliable power and comfort of the 9 Series. The result is a leaner and greener excavator.
Among other models on display at Hyundai Heavy’s booth is the flagship 120-ton R1200-9 excavator, the all new excavator as the biggest machine on display at INTERMAT. The R1200-9 is powered by the high-performance 23 liter, 6-cylinder Cummins QSK23-C rated at 760 hp (567 kW).
Hyundai Heavy recorded sales growth of 10% in the first quarter (to USD 1.05 billion) against the same period last year. Hyundai Heavy set a global annual sales target of USD 4.56 billion for this year. The Company saw sales jump 50% in 2011.
INTERMAT is one of the three biggest construction equipment events in the world. This year, the exhibition is being held from April 16 to April 21 in Paris, France with 1,500 companies from 43 countries expected to attend.
Dredging Today Staff, April 18, 2012; Image: hhi