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BANGALORE, INDIA, February 2, 2010 - The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is using a Terex® CTT331-16 flat top tower crane to erect transmission tower components for testing various parameters such as strength and stability. The CTT 331-16 was delivered in response to a public tender issued by the Indian Power Ministry, just two months after the opening of the new Terex Cranes facility in Pune.


Acting as an independent body for the testing and certification of transmission towers throughout India, CPRI is operating the CTT 331-16 at its Transmission Tower Testing Center in Bangalore. The crane is configured in “R2” configuration with a 60 meter jib, 77.6 meter free standing height equipped with telescopic cage and 28.6 ton counterweight. Mr. B. N. Dinesh Kumar, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore comments, “Working with Terex Cranes, India, has been a good experience and everything has run according to schedule. Terex Cranes, India, provided us with the high level of responsiveness, expertise and support that we needed throughout the process. The CTT 331-16 is a reliable and extremely maneuverable machine and we are delighted with the way it’s performing.”


“Our team’s goal was to provide CPRI with a solution tailored to their specific needs. Given the institute’s activity, it became clear that they would do better to invest in a state-of-the-art machine capable of offering higher levels of performance than the conventional crane type they initially had in mind”, said T.R. Badarinarayan, Executive Director, Terex Cranes, India.


Terex® CTT 331-16

The CTT 331-16 is one of the best known tower cranes made at the Terex Cranes facility in Fontanafredda, Italy. The CTT 331-16 has an excellent price/performance ratio. It offers fast winch speed, large capacity drum, 16-tonne load capacity and a maximum jib length of 75 meters. The freestanding height can reach 92.6 meters.


Terex Cranes, India has employed a team of experienced and highly trained engineering, sales, maintenance and logistics experts at facilities covering 3000 sq ft of sales and service offices, plus a 2000 sq ft spare parts center, in Pune. For Terex Cranes, the rapid delivery of the first CTT 331-16 tower crane to India, within months of opening facilities in the region, illustrates how the distinct advantages of a global corporation can be combined with delivering fast, efficient results on a local level.


About CPRI, India

Central Power Research Institute is a leading authority under the Ministry of Power. Created in 1960 by the Government of India, it functions as a center for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the electrical industry in product development and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for the testing and certification of power equipment. CPRI’s governing body includes eminent professionals from industries and utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions and the government. It employs over 300 highly skilled engineers and scientist besides other supporting staff. With its head office located in Bangalore, the Institute has six state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities in Bhopal, Hyderbad, Nagpur, Noida, Kolkata and Guwahati.


About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at


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