Contractor puts new luffers to work across two Emaar job-sites in Dubai
Italian tower crane specialist Raimondi has delivered five new tower cranes to Nurol Construciton Co. in the UAE, which the contractor has already put to work at two large-scale developments by Emaar Properties.
According to an announcement by Raimondi, which is owned by Dubai-based KBW Investments, the cranes delivered to Nurol are two LR213s and three MRT294s. As part of the after-sales package and client care for Nurol, Raimondi’s Middle East operations team executed five three-day crane operator trainings, and will continue to perform monthly maintenance and servicing when required throughout the duration of the projects.
The five cranes are currently erected at two separate Emaar Properties job-sites. While the three MRT294s are working at The Cove project, the two LR213s are positioned at another Emaar Properties project, the Creek Gate at Dubai Creek Harbour.
“The original site planning was executed in collaboration with Raimondi’s technical office at our Italian headquarters. The Raimondi Middle East operations team undertook the installations, and we will also later climb the cranes to heights required by Nurol to complete the projects,” said Wael Hasan, Middle East commercial manager, Raimondi Cranes.
He added that the LR213s specifically met the requirements of the project, which is in an extremely congested area with a high number of cranes already at work on neighbouring sites, making the luffers ideal as they will not exceed project boundaries. Raimondi released the LR213 to the global market in July 2016 and said that it is now one of the company’s most popular models partially due to its easy erection process and onsite versatility.
“The purchase of the five new Raimondi cranes is a testament to our continued successful relationship with Nurol. The company’s fleet already included a Raimondi LR165 luffing model that has supported the build of many of its projects in the UAE, and is scheduled shortly to be erected on yet another Nurol site in Abu Dhabi. The impressive performance and demonstrated durability of this luffer convinced Nurol to consider our newer models: the LR213, and the heaviest lifter in our range, the MRT294 topless tower,” said Hasan.