Fragrance of sunshine, trees and grass has not taken off and April is the heaven in the world. On April 10, with a theme of "win-win cooperation", a delivery ceremony of the first batch of rescuing and maintenance equipment for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge main work was jointly held by Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority and China Railway Material Group in the square in front of the bridge.
China Railway Material Group finished delivery ceremony by joining hands with Chinese construction machinery manufacturers - XCMG, Zoomlion and Guangdong Yuehai, and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority. It is reported that this batch of rescuing and maintenance equipment for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge main work was 100% domestically manufactured, showing power of "Made in China" in world-class construction machinery.
This delivery ceremony was grand. XCMG, as the largest Chinese equipment manufacturing enterprise, undoubtedly became the biggest highlight of these complete sets of products. XCMG 6 anti-collision guard trucks, 2 aerial work trucks, 2 large-tonnage wreckers, 2 road washing trucks, 1 lorry-mounted crane, 1 small sized loader and other high-end complete sets of equipment are placed orderly. XCMG equipment and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge added radiance and beauty to each other, and formed a beautiful scenery line. Mainstream medias also attended this ceremony and witnessed this exciting moment.
Wang Min – Chairman of XCMG made a speech and said:
I am shocked by grandness and beauty of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. It gathered wisdom of builders and enhanced ambition of Chinese people. "Chinese Bridge" has become a bright card of China and is an important symbol to show Chinese comprehensive national power.
China's economy has entered a new era and China's equipment manufacturing has taken a new step. On December 12, 2017, Xi Jinping - General Secretary inspected XCMG and showed great expectation and entrustment to XCMG. XCMG will bear great expectation and care of General Secretary, take revitalization of China's equipment manufacturing industry on itself, and continue to move towards a new journey of high-quality development. XCMG would like to take this benchmarking project as a new starting point, deepen three-party strategic cooperation, serve major national projects with high-quality products and solutions, return to trust of the society and users, and live up to great trust of General Secretary.
Bridge tower of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in “Chinese knot” form
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is 55 km in length, the longest cross-sea bridge in the world, and the cross-sea bridge engineering with the most complicated technology, highest construction requirements and standards, and the largest construction difficulty in Chinese traffic history. It has drawn a great stroke in great progress of China's rise and has great significance in economic society integration of Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, promotion of peaceful development cross-Straits, and boost of peaceful reunification of the motherland.
In December 2017, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority publicly called for bids of first batch of rescuing and maintenance equipment for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge main work. Great construction difficulty and high cost put forward strict technical requirements for vehicle technical indexes, performance level, and anti-corrosion abilities. XCMG, as the largest construction machinery manufacturing enterprise in China, met construction requirements depending on world-advanced technical strength and optimal complete set of solutions and showed alliance between giants of "Created in China" and "Intelligent manufacturing in China".
Complete sets of XCMG products assisted in construction of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
During construction of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, XCMG used more than 500 equipment, including 300 aerial work platforms, 32 crawling cranes, 30 wheel cranes, 6 large-tonnage loaders, lorry-mounted cranes, bridge inspection vehicles, pump trucks, and mixing plants, to support the construction. 300 XCMG aerial work platforms accounted for more than 80% of aerial work platforms of the whole project, greatly ensured operation security of main work and security check projects for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, won great evaluation from the construction party depending on product advantages and efficient services embodied in the project, laid good foundation for later cooperation, and improved XCMG's popularity and reputation in high-end markets.
XCMG firstly developed anti-collision guard trucks in China.
This time, 14 sets of XCMG high-end equipment will serve road rescue, maintenance, and matching operation of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge by set. The market share of XCMG lorry-mounted cranes reached 57% in 2017 and firmly ranked the 1st in the industry, that of aerial work trucks ranked the 2nd, and that of environmental sanitary equipment ranked the 3rd. Large-tonnage wreckers were exported to high-end markets in Japan throughout the year and won a position in the domestic market with strategic cooperation with Guangdong YUEHAI. Products mentioned above are all special vehicles. XCMG will spare no effort to build special vehicles meeting standards of "Leading Technology, Everlasting Products", take XCMG advantages of complete set of equipment, and contribute to construction of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - a national key engineering. In the future, XCMG will manufacture high-end products for operation and provide high-quality services for guarantee.
Wang Min - Chairman of XCMG accepted interviews from the Xinhua News Agency, CCTV and other medias.
Standing at the starting point of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Wang Min sonorously and vigorously said:
Today, 14 sets XCMG high-end equipment will formally serve operation and maintenance of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. XCMG will provide guarantee with high-end products and high-quality services. At present, the global construction machinery industry faces keen competition and quick market changes. XCMG stepped forward from the world's 7th to 6th（According to the Yellow Table 2018）. Great efforts on high-end product innovation and international market exploitation helped XCMG step on a high-quality and high-speed road.
Looking forward to a strategic opportunity period in the following five years, China's economy will surely brave the wind and the waves and develop steadily. World economy and the global engineering machinery market will also usher in a new round of business cycle. XCMG will spare no efforts to devote to production and operation, unswervingly manufacture products meeting standards of "Leading Technology, Everlasting Products", unremittingly realize high-quality, cost-effective, scale and sustainable development, grow into a world-class Chinese brand during climbing to "Mount Everest" of engineering machinery industry, play Strongest Voice of Chinese equipment and world's equipment, and contribute to "Made in China" winning respect from the world.