Kuwait’s ILC buys 10 Grove GMK4100L cranes

Kuwait’s largest crane-rental company adds a total of 17 Grove cranes to its fleet

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Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics Company (ILC), one of the largest heavy-lift companies in the Gulf, has purchased ten new Grove GMK4100L all-terrain cranes.

The purchase of the GMK4100L models was part of an order for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes.

ILC is the largest crane-rental company in Kuwait, but its cranes are often used further afield, including travelling large distances to job sites in Saudi Arabia.

The 100t capacity class Grove GMK4100L features a 60m boom on a compact four-axle carrier that can travel on most highways without the need for special permits.

Saleh Al-Huwaidi, CEO of ILC, said that the market demand for crane capacities of up to 100t is high, making the additional Grove cranes an invaluable addition to its fleet.

“Our Grove cranes are strong, reliable, and have exceptional resale value,” he said. “We recently bought 17 new Groves, including 10 GMK4100L cranes last year, as well as three GMK5130-2 and four GMK6300L all-terrain cranes in 2013, in order to keep up with demand for upcoming projects in the region. The four-axle model is compact in size and has a longer boom compared to other cranes of similar capacity.”

The Grove cranes work on a variety of projects including oil and gas, fertilizer and petrochemical plants, steel structures, refineries, wind turbines and power construction projects. During each project, the cranes are in operation daily for up to 24 months.

The Grove GMK4100L is highly maneuverable and can reach almost any job site thanks to its MEGATRAK suspension system and all-wheel steer. The cranes were delivered by Equipment Company W.L.L, a Kuwait distributor of construction and industrial machines.

ILC’s fleet of over 500 cranes includes mobile cranes ranging from 25t to 1200t and crawler cranes ranging from 50t to 1600t capacity.


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