New additions to work in oil and gas sector
The Kuwait-based heavy lift crane rental company Integrated Logistics last month added 24 Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet, according to a company statement.
Jassim Mustafa Boodai, chairman and managing director of Integrated Logistics, said the additions will help his company serve projects in the Middle East region, particularly in the petrochemical and energy industries, where high output levels requires lots of support work for cranes at production facilities. Most of the new purchases will be sent to work at Kuwaiti refineries.
Integrated Logistics ordered the 24 units during a visit to Grove’s factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The cranes in the order include 10 each of Grove’s GMK4100L and GMK5130-2 models, and two each of the GMK6300L and GMK6400 models. Grove is a part of the Manitowoc group, one of the largest construction machinery manufacturers in the world.
“We have achieved substantial growth in our company and as a result we’re purchasing more Manitowoc cranes to capitalise on the growing work levels in the oil and gas market,” Boodai said. “By expanding our fleet and developing our relationship with Manitowoc, we’ve established Integrated as a rental market leader in Kuwait. We plan to continue adding more cranes and growing the company to keep up with the fast-changing market and to meet future demands.”
The 100 tonne capacity GMK4100L has a 60-metre boom, as do the 130t GMK5130-2 and the 400t GMK6400. The latter has the self-rigging MegaWingLift attachment for greater lifting capability, particularly when the boom is working at a steep angle. Capacity of the GMK6300L is 300t with a 60m main boom, which helps it achieve a maximum tip height of 113m when working with its full complement of jib attachments.