CHUAN LIM CONSTRUCTION GROUP STRENGTHENS ITS EARTHWORKS OPERATIONS WITH 18 NEW SCANIA TIPPER TRUCKS
Handover Marks Scania Singapore’s First Delivery of Its New Generation of Tipper Trucks
SINGAPORE – Chuan Lim Construction, a leading earthworks contractor, became the first company to acquire the Scania new generation of trucks in tipper configuration in Singapore. The handover ceremony for 18 Scania tipper trucks took place on 3 May at the company’s Senoko Drive premises.
The New Truck Generation from Scania was launched in Singapore in late October 2018. The modular range of trucks was designed to give owners greater total operating economy and profitability at a smaller carbon footprint. With improved aerodynamics to minimise drag, and improvements to the Euro 6 diesel engine, the new trucks achieve up to 5% fuels savings over the previous generation of trucks.
“Scania is pleased to have answered the very tough requirements of Chuan Lim Construction’s operations,” said Mr Anders Liss, Country Manager of Scania Singapore. “Our New Truck Generation is a sustainable solution that can be tailored specifically for the unique conditions that the trucks have to work within, all the while helping the business achieve higher levels of safety, profitability and sustainability with fewer emissions.”
The acquisition, made through Chuan Lim Construction’s subsidiary CLC Machinery, was for 18 tipper trucks featuring the versatile P-series cabs with 410 horsepower engines. Each truck is configured with a heavy-duty 9-tonne front axle and a 30-tonne rear bogie. The F958 chassis consists of a 9.5mm-thick main frame reinforced with an inner 8mm-thick frame.
“We wanted a tipper truck that was built to last in very rugged conditions,” said Mr Alan Lim Kui Teng, Managing Director of Chuan Lim Construction. “Scania has delivered an extra-tough and fuel-efficient truck that is well supported by after-sales service and the availability of spare parts. Overall, this is a reliable choice for our operations.”
The trucks were tailored with the additional robust XT specification – introduced only from this generation of Scania trucks – for operating in construction sites and rough terrains. The XT specification equips each tipper truck with a 300-kg maximum load fold-out service step and a 40-tonne capacity towing unit, all integrated in a sturdy 4mm steel bumper. It also features a high air intake to supply the engine with clean air in dusty environments, and an extra side inspection step for the driver to check the cargo easily.
Among its safety features, each new truck comes with an advanced emergency braking system based on electronic drum braking technology, a lane departure warning system and a rollover side curtain airbag on the driver’s side. For improved safety and driver experience, the cab interior is designed for comfort and functionality and fitted with a Bluetooth-enabled 7-inch infotainment system with reverse camera.
“As a bonus, we like the new features available in this generation of Scania trucks,” said Mr Lim. “The lane departure warning and driver monitoring features can help detect fatigue and distractions and anticipate possible collisions which, combined with the rollover side curtain airbag, enhances safety for our drivers.”
To maximise operating economy on the new trucks, Chuan Lim Construction subscribes to Scania’s services as a total solution. These include the repair and maintenance package to enhance vehicle uptime, the Fleet Management System to monitor vehicle and driver performance, and the Fleet Care service to optimise the fleet.
With the latest acquisition, the Chuan Lim Construction group now operates 60 Scania trucks out of a total of 200 tipper trucks in its fleet. The new trucks will be used for earthworks in land transport infrastructure projects in Singapore.
Chuan Lim Construction has 23 years of experience in earthworks and general construction works in Singapore. Its earthworks and related services include land clearing, demolition, rock breaking, mass excavation, deep basement excavation, foundation excavation and backfilling and earth disposal. Its intermediate parent company, Chuan Holdings, was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2016.
Anders Liss, Country Manager of Scania Singapore, with Alan Lim Kui Teng, Managing Director of Chuan Lim Construction, at the country’s first-ever handover of new-generation Scania tipper trucks.
Anders Liss, Country Manager of Scania Singapore, shows Alan Lim Kui Teng, Managing Director of Chuan Lim Construction, the ergonomically designed dashboard and the spacious interior of the new P-series cab.
Chuan Lim Construction plans to deploy the new Scania tipper trucks for earthworks at its customers’ construction sites.