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New Holland Construction help upgrade Moldavian infrastructure

New Holland W300C wheel loader

Country’s major highways project under way with support from New Holland equipment

THE Moldavian Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure are investing €150 million to upgrade and refurbish 200km of the country’s major motorways.

In addition, the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is investing US$132 million as part of their Moldovan Compact agreement to rehabilitate 93km of the M2 and R9 roads between Sarateni and the city of Soroca.

A consortium of international contractors has already commenced work on several of the road construction and repair projects, with an impressive fleet of 18 New Holland machines already delivered to site.

Among the equipment that has been ordered are two F156.7A motor-graders, two W300C wheel loaders, four W190C loaders, two WE150B wheeled excavators, four B115C backhoe loaders and four L220 skid-steers.

‘A well-functioning transport system is critical for economic growth and improving Moldova’s road infrastructure is one of my government’s key priorities,’ said Prime Minister Iurie Leanca. ‘We expect about 1,000 jobs to be created by this investment and it will reduce business costs and increase productivity, creating economic growth and prosperity for all.’

The significant investment will be used to rehabilitate sections of the R33 Hincesti-Lapusna-M1 road to the Romanian border; the R14 Balti-Sarenteni transport link between the capital Chisinau and Moldova’s second largest city Balti; the R9 Soroca-Arionesti road in the north of the country; and the R34 Hincesti-Leova-Cantemir road in the south. A new 17km M3 Slobozia Mare bypass will also be created.

At 27.3 tonnes, the W300C (pictured) is New Holland’s largest wheeled loading shovel, boasting a 5.0 cubic metre bucket and a 9.1-tonne bucket payload. As with all of the loaders in the New Holland range, the W300C benefits from an economical low-emission Tier 4i engine with SCR technology, delivering maximum combustion efficiency and reduced operating costs for the customer.

The W190C loader – which weighs 18.3 tonnes and delivers a 6.4-tonne bucket payload – is also equipped with Tier 4i SCR technology.

New Holland’s F156.7A is the firm’s most productive motor-grader, with an operating weight of 16.2 tonnes and a 173hp (129kW) dual-power low-emission engine. The engine automatically delivers increased power in the higher gears for superior performance and increased production.

The B115C is also a top-of-the-range model; the backhoe loader boasts a Tier 4 Interim 110hp (82kW) for best-in-class productivity.

‘New Holland are delighted to have been chosen to supply such a wide range of equipment to these essential infrastructure projects,’ said Ionut Roscoiu, Central and Eastern European business manager for CNH Construction Equipment.

‘The combination of best-in-class performance from our market-leading low-emission engines and proven New Holland reliability and durability, ensure that these machines will deliver maximum productivity for our customers across Moldova. These are important projects that will improve the lives of many people, providing jobs and boosting prosperity throughout the country.’

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