Al Faris has placed an ordered for 69 Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes worth around 80 million euros. The order includes two LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes, mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 55 to 650 tonnes and three crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 400 to 800 tonnes.
The new order includes 12 LTM 1230-5.1 models and one LTM 1500-8.1. The latter was officially handed over to Al Faris in February in Dubai, together with the first LTM 1230-5.1, which is also the very first of its kind in the Middle East. The LTM 1500-8.1 is now the twelfth Liebherr 500 tonne crane owned by the company, making it the largest fleet of LTM 1500-8.1 cranes in the Middle East. Al Faris also ordered two LTM 1650-8.1 cranes, available with two telescopic boom lengths, 54 and 80 metres, scheduled for delivery in 2022.
In addition to the LR 1400/1 and LR 1600/2 crawler cranes, Al Faris also decided to purchase the new LR 1800-1.0. This Liebherr 800 tonne crawler crane is designed for powerful jobs in industry, but can also be fitted with special equipment to make it ideal for erecting the latest generation of wind turbines.
Al Faris is one of Liebherr’s largest customers in the world and currently has over 600 Liebherr cranes in its fleet. In the past two years alone, Al Faris has received around 60 mobile cranes from Liebherr. Some of the newly ordered cranes will be used for the company’s massive expansion plans in the MENA Region.
Photo: Hand over at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen. F.l.t.r.: Holger Amann (Liebherr Middle East FZE), Hillary Pinto (Al Faris Gruppe), Christoph Kleiner, Georg Reinbold (both Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)