ALE succeeds in lifting and load-out of 4 suction anchors in Egypt

ALE has recently completed the lifting and load-our of four suction anchors for the Zohr gas project, located in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.

The various manoeuvres took place in the Port of Alexandria where the four suction anchors were stored near the dock. Each of the columns had different weights and dimensions, ranging from 185t to 220t. The anchor parts were moved using a crawler crane with 850t capacity and a radius of up to 30m. In addition to these pieces, ALE has loaded-out other less imposing pieces such as a 65t circular hub and a 95t rectangular ladder piece. The ALE team completed the installation of all parts safely and within the deadline set by the client.

Palazzani takes part in the construction of one of the world’s biggest commercial mall

In the northwest suburbs of Tehran, Iran, the first Palazzani Spider lift took a part in the construction of the Iran Mall. The machine Ragno TSJ 35, that was recently supplied in crawler version and ECO (Diesel+AC) power option, already operates inside a specific location of the shopping mall, called Car Show. The machine, all-electric, operates indoor with zero emission for the finishing of the special glass roof covering this site and will be used for the cleaning and maintenance operations afterwards. With ten thousand workers and two billion dollars spent only to build the load-bearing walls, the Iran Mall, hosting as many as 1000 shops, 2 hotels, cinemas, a fairground, offices, a cultural center and sport complexes including an ice-skating rink, will be one of the world’s biggest commercial mall, two and a half times the one in Dubai.

Mammoet won a contract for Kuwait’s $4,3bn airport construction project

The Turkish construction company Limak Insaat has just contracted Mammoet to carry out the transport and installation of 804 concrete elements for a new $4,3bn terminal construction project at Kuwait International Airport on behalf of the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works.

This state-of-the-art terminal should expand the airport and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf, increasing passenger capacity to 25 million per year. Mammoet’s task will be to install all the concrete elements of the terminal’s main structure, weighing between 200 and 360t. To complete the operations, Mammoet will use nine crawler cranes with capacities from 600 to 1600t and 72 axle lines of SPMT.

Two new Demag CC 3800-1 for Kuwait

Integrated Logistics Co., the Middle East’s logistics provider, has expanded its fleet with two new Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes.

Integrated Logistics Co., the Middle East’s logistics provider, has expanded its fleet with two new Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes.

The Kuwait company, which has already invested in more than 86 Demag mobile and crawler cranes in the past two years, has a fleet of over 600 machines, ranging from 25 to 2200 tonnes.

Terex cranes senior sales manager Deepak Jain said: “We have had a successful long term partnership with Integrated. We understand their needs for the highest of quality in equipment, service and parts support. Through product innovations, superior manufacturing and a highly trained team, we have been able to meet those needs in the past, present and into the future.”

Delivery of the new units is scheduled for later this year.

Bin Quraya rental get delivery of ten Genie SX-125 XC booms at Middle East

Focus on solution to support the needs of petrol project specialist customer Aramco, Saudi Arabian heavy equipment rental company Bin Quraya (a company member of the Bin Quraya Group) recently invested in ten, 40 m (131 ft) Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) boom lifts delivered this January.

The machines were supplied by Saudi Arabian-based Authorized Genie Distributors, Middle East Development Co. Ltd. (Medco).

These heavier capacity machines will provide the ability to work more efficiently and productively.

“When we invest, we are looking for equipment with an excellent reputation in the market backed by a local distributor that understands our needs, and that we can consider as a true business partner,” says Mr. Hamad Bin Quraya.

Photo: Bin Quraya Group and Medco

Daimler Trucks opens up to Middle-Eastern and African markets

Daimler Trucks took the decision to commercialize its Actros and Arocs trucks on more than 40 new African and Middle-Eastern markets. The launch of these machines is an important step forward for the overall growth strategy campaign of Daimler Trucks in these regions. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, explained their « Our Mercedes-Benz trucks Actors and Arocs have proved that they can be relied on.(…) We are now taking our latest Actros and Arocs models to the markets there, with the aim of leveraging the momentum being experienced across these regions. »

In 2017, Daimler sold more than 35000 vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz and Fuso brand names across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, some 20 percent more than in the year before.