Two Raimondi luffers in Abu Dhabi tower build

LR165 and a LR213 luffing jib tower cranes erected by Nurol at 35-storey Corniche Tower job-site

Two Raimondi luffing jib tower cranes have been put to work at the building site of a 35-storey mixed use development on Abu Dhabi’s waterfront.

According to a statement by Raimondi, a LR165 and a LR213 have been erected by the builders Nurol Construction Co., part of the Nurol Group of Companies (Nurol), at the Corniche Tower jobsite. While the LR165 was already part of Nurol’s fleet, the LR213 is a new lufferr ecently purchased by Nurol.

Wael Hasan, Middle East commercial director, Raimondi Cranes, said: “Raimondi Middle East supported Nurol with the sale of the LR213 equipped with the Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. As part of the contractor’s fleet upgrade, the luffing LR213 was chosen for its maximum lifting capacity of 14t and its versatility in areas with difficult to obtain fly-over permissions. This jobsite has multiple security restrictions together with an extremely congested set of high-rise developments, so much of our team’s support focused on site planning ahead of the installations.”

The LR165, with a 55m jib length and a Height Under Hook (HUH) of 45m will eventually be climbed to 172m, while the LR213, with a 55m jib length and an HUH of 45m will climb to 187m. To best service Nurol for the jobsite, Raimondi initially provided three-day crane operator training sessions. The Corniche Tower jobsite is also subscribed to the monthly maintenance programme offered by Raimondi Middle East.

“Later, we will be supporting this job-site by dismantling the LR165 using the LR213 as a cost saving initiative and to adhere to our client’s needs. Raimondi dedicated a considerable amount of technical support and technical study to propose this solution for our client,” Hasan added.

“Due to the existing developments surrounding the jobsite, we were informed that mobile cranes are not permitted in the area. We then executed a study and came up with the solution of utilising the LR213 in the dismantle process.


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