Cranes & Hoists

THE main contractor involved in the construction of a vital connection across the Ataturk Dam reservoir on the Euphrates River in south-east Turkey has relied on two Potain cranes to assist in lifting operations on the Nissibi Bridge, which is now nearing completion.

THERE has been a significant increase in demand for tower cranes in the Middle East over the past six months, indicating an upsurge in construction activity in places like the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, says David Semple, Manitowoc Cranes’ vice-president of sales for the Middle East and English-speaking parts of Africa.

WHEN faced with the challenge of lifting a 200-tonne bridge girder beam for a bridge span in a major highway expansion project in Kuwait’s capital city, the contractor turned to the expertise of leading heavy lift specialist Integrated Logistics and its fleet of Terex cranes.

LIVING up to its name once again, Wolffkran has launched its new and powerful Wolff 5014 city crane, which is claimed to be the strongest crane in its class. The new model is not only impressive because of its high load-carrying capacity, but also because of its outstanding lifting speeds and Wolffkran’s easy assembly configuration.

DUBAI Cranes and Technical Services, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments and one of the region’s leading manufacturers of overhead material handling equipment, has opened the first-of-its-kind crane storage and assembly facility in the region.

HITACHI Construction Machinery Middle East Corporation (HMEC) will be showcasing its 150-tonne capacity SCX1500A-3 hydraulic crawler crane at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec), which will be held from November 10 to 13 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

ONE of the largest steel producers in the Middle East has been relying on Sennebogen mobile cranes to help it transport 6,200 tonnes of steel coils and bundles daily over the past year.