6 GHNEWS | APRIL 2018
Part of the grand
infrastructure projects that
will change the world.
Automotive gantry crane on wheels for the
Trans-Andean Tunnel works.
The project consists of an automotive gantry
crane on wheels with a lifting capacity of 100t
and 13m in height.
This gantry crane has been commissioned by the
consortium Angostura-Siguas S.A., executor of
the works for the Majes Sigüas II hydroelectric
project and made up of Cobra Instalaciones y
Servicios (Spain) and Cosapi (Peru).
The objective of this project is to divert the
waters of the Apurímac river basin to the
Colca river basin to turn 38,500 hectares
into agricultural land and boost regional
development. It will also allow the generation
of electricity with a power of 560 megawatts by
means of two hydroelectric plants.
This automotive gantry crane will work together
with two 12.5t gantry cranes on works to
construct the Trans-Andean Tunnel, which
will have a length of 16 km. The Majes Sigüas
II project is a mega project that will generate
120,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The work of these cranes will involve the storage
of voussoirs and feeding the tunnel boring
machine for the interior lining of the tunnel.
In November 2017, Saica launched Nature Kraft,
a brown kraftliner type recycled paper with a
high physical-mechanical performance. It is a
100% recycled paper with the appearance of
100% virgin fibre paper. This project is part of an
investment plan worth 146 million euros that is
currently being implemented in the Saica Paper
plant in El Burgo de Ebro.
The new product competes with the different
manufacturers of kraftliner in the market in
terms of flexibility, availability and speed of
service. But unlike these, manufactured mostly
with virgin fibre, Saica produces paper that is
This project is part of the strategic plan of the
company which involves an investment plan
worth a total of 146 million euros that is currently
being implemented in the Saica Paper plant in El
Burgo de Ebro (Zaragoza).
For the president of Saica, Ramón Alejandro,
this launch represents “a step forward for the
company, for the circular economy and for the
search to offer innovative and differentiating
products to our customers.”
The paper is also suitable for contact with food
and has the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
around the world
Saica launches Nature
Kraft, its new kraftliner type