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Kuwait’s ILC expands fleet with 31 Terex cranes

Company takes delivery of a 650t-capacity Demag crawler crane and 30 all-terrain Terex cranes

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Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics Company (ILC) has taken delivery of a total of 31 Terex cranes from across its all-terrain and Demag crawler crane portfolio.

One of the largest logistics and equipment providers in the Middle East, ILC expanded its fleet with a new Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane, 20 Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain cranes and 10 Terex Explorer 5600 all-terrain cranes. The new cranes will join a fleet of more than 2,000 machines and be utilised by ILC throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said a statement from Terex.

The company’s Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane is the first of its kind in the region and will allow ILC to meet heavy-lifting demands from its customers, Terex added.

“Our growth has been driven by the relentless pursuit of being the best logistics provider in the region,” said Saleh Al Huwaidi, CEO, ILC. “To achieve that reputation, it’s vital for Integrated to have the best equipment available and work with equipment suppliers who do an outstanding job of supporting us. Since 2005, we have purchased more than 200 Terex and Demag cranes because the machines are built well and the team at Terex Cranes is responsive to our needs.”

ILC’s new 650t CC 3800-1 crawler crane has a maximum load moment of 8.484mt and features a wide array of safety features, including the award-winning fall protection system, Terex said. The company ordered the unit with a Superlift structure for increased lifting capabilities.

“We selected the CC 3800-1 because of its ability to outperform larger 750t-class cranes in many applications,” added Al Huwaidi.

According to the statement, the new AC100/4L and Explorer 5600 all-terrain cranes are being deployed throughout Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. ILC has several ongoing projects that require the mobility and lift capacities of these Terex units.

“These mobile cranes have proven to be versatile options for our crews with their extremely long booms,” said Al Huwaidi. “Our operators also like the IC-1 Plus control system equipped on these machines, which gives them access to real-time calculations to improve the machine’s performance at higher capacity ranges.”

The newly commissioned cranes join a vast crane lineup, which includes two recently-purchased 1200t Terex AC 1000-9 all-terrain cranes, which were also the first and only mobile cranes of this lifting capacity in the region.

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