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One of the world’s largest energy companies has picked McConnel machines to maintain the vegetation at its new multi-billion pound liquefied natural gas terminal in Papua New Guinea.

Exxonmobile sealed the deal with McConnel’s Australian distributor International Mowers and will soon take delivery of two all-terrain remote control ROBOCUTs, and PA5600 and PA6500T Power Arms.

The country’s tough terrain and fast-growing greenery makes Papua New Guinea one of the world’s toughest working environments, and was a key factor in the company’s choice of robust, high-performance McConnel machines.

International Mowers Product Manager Kris Strong said: “Exxonmobile demand the best in quality and needed some very special machines for its green maintenance duties.

“The ROBOCUTs will be extremely useful in enabling operators to tackle steep-sloped terrain which previously had to be hand cut, improving safety and productivity."

International Mowers will be offering a comprehensive after-sales support programme with extensive on-site training to help local teams get the best from their new machines.