Al Jaber acquires 'highest capacity' crane
Abu Dhabi, November 18, 2007
Al Jaber Heavy Lift has acquired the world’s highest capacity mobile crane with a 3200Te lifting capacity.
The announcement was made during an exclusive hand over ceremony in Germany.
The Terex Demag CC8800-1 TWIN is an innovative modular crane system based on the multiple utilisation modules of the CC8800-1. The name TWIN refers to the impressive double boom which increases the lifting capacity of the CC8800-1 by a factor of almost four in certain configurations whilst retaining the ability to pick and carry loads at the highest capacities, the company said.
Similarly, the luffing fly jib and the superlift mast are also doubled up and connected by cross-bracings and all winches and hook blocks are provided in pairs, it said.
“The new crane is extremely compact for its capacity and is designed to make dismantling, movement between projects and re-assembly quick and easy,” said Alex Mullins, managing director, Al Jaber Heavy Lift.
“We are pleased to announce our ownership of the world’s leading crawler crane that is designed to suit a wide range of applications including the petrochemical industry, power station, construction and major infrastructure projects,” Mullins said.
“With its mobility and its exceptional lifting capacity, the crane represents a considerable saving of both time and space requirements in the erection of large industrial facilities when compared with ring lift cranes, sliding gantries and jacking towers.”
Al Jaber Heavy Lift & Transport has about 300 cranes in its fleet including crawlers, all terrains, rough terrains and truck mounted lattice boom cranes. The new crane joins an existing fleet of large Demag lattice boom crawlers including CC 8800-1, CC 8800, CC 2800-1 and other models.
The crane, produced by the German-based manufacturer and funded by Al Jaber’s investment, has taken eight years to develop and will be available for heavy lift requirements anywhere in the world, he said. – TradeArabia News Service
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