Raimondi Middle East has successfully deployed eight flat-top cranes for the rapidly growing Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, developed by Arada.
These cranes were erected in April 2023 with the assistance of Raimondi Middle East’s operations team and are actively involved in the construction of the Sokoon apartment blocks. The jobsite encompasses five residential buildings, featuring a total of 482 homes along with commercial space in Aljada’s cultural neighborhood, known as the Naseej District.
The addition of four Raimondi MRT111s, one MRT159, and three MRT294s brings the total count of Raimondi cranes employed on the project to 22.
Expected to remain on-site for approximately 14 to 16 more months, these crane models were specifically chosen based on their technical specifications, compliance with the contractor’s requirements, and the demanding project timeline.
“We selected cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 8 to 14 tons, and maximum lifting speeds of 136 m/min,” explained Wael Hasan, Commercial Director at Raimondi Middle East. Due to the high number of cranes to be installed and the congested nature of the site, careful planning and positioning were essential to avoid any overlap, Hasan added.
The four MRT111s-8tn are currently operating with a jib length of 36 meters and final heights of 60 and 48 meters. These versatile cranes offer excellent performance in terms of load capacity and hoisting speed, equipped with a 30kW hoist and a drum capacity of 450 meters, lifting at a maximum speed of 100m/min.
Featuring a jib length of 44 meters and a 45kW hoist power, the MRT159-8tn has been erected with a maximum lifting speed of 136m/min and a final height of 66 meters. This flat-top crane is renowned for its exceptional load diagram and ease of installation.
Sharing the same maximum lifting speed as the MRT159, the three MRT294s on-site boast a hoisting gear of 73.5kW, a maximum lifting capacity of 14 tons, and final heights of 54 and 60 meters. These cranes, erected with jib lengths of 36 and 60 meters, exhibit outstanding performance and durability in various climatic conditions.
The Raimondi Middle East operations team will continue to provide support for the construction of the Sokoon buildings, conducting monthly maintenance checks and performing necessary crane climbing procedures as the project progresses, concluded Hasan.