Raimondi Middle East has recently deployed four MRT111 flat-top tower cranes in Jumeirah Village Circle, one of Dubai’s rapidly expanding master communities. These flat-top cranes were erected in May 2023 to contribute to the construction of a five-storey residential building.
Wael Hasan, Commercial Director at Raimondi Middle East, highlighted the substantial growth in the UAE’s construction industry, encompassing infrastructure, residential, and mixed-use development projects. The deployment of these four flat-top cranes marks Raimondi’s continued involvement in key projects across the country, with more than 30 machines already in operation, and plans for further expansion in the coming months.
The MRT111 cranes were installed onsite in their final configurations, offering heights ranging from 33m to 48m and jib lengths of 42m and 36m. All of these machines are equipped with Raimondi Deluxe R16 crane cabins and are 8t flat-tops with a hoist gear capacity of 30kW, capable of lifting at a maximum speed of 100 m/min.
Considering the project’s delivery schedule by contractor TownX Development, the MRT111 model was deemed well-suited for the jobsite, delivering excellent performance in terms of load capacity and hoisting speed. A comprehensive site study was conducted to determine the optimal crane positioning and installation, particularly since the site is situated between a primary school and occupied residential buildings. Planning also factored in onsite logistics during commissioning.
The MRT111 continues to be one of the best-selling crane models in the MENA region. Over the past three years, Raimondi Cranes has expanded its presence in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a notable number of the manufacturer’s models installed in Qatar and the UAE. Wael Hasan expressed confidence in closing 2023 with approximately 20 additional cranes onsite in the region.