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Two Raimondi luffing jib cranes put to work by Nurol Construction at the Abu Dhabi Corniche


Nurol Construction Co., part of the Nurol Group of Companies (Nurol), has put two Raimondi luffers to work on the Corniche Tower jobsite in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The Raimondi LR165, part of Nurol’s existing fleet, is accompanied by a new luffing LR213 recently purchased by Nurol. The new tower, a 35-storey mixed use development, is located on the emirate’s sought-after waterfront.

“Raimondi Middle East supported Nurol with the sale of the LR213 equipped with the Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. As part of the contractor’s fleet upgrade, the luffing LR213 was chosen for its maximum lifting capacity of 14 tonnes and its versatility in areas with difficult to obtain fly-over permissions. This jobsite has multiple security restrictions together with an extremely congested set of high rise developments, so much of our team’s support focused on site planning ahead of the installations,” explained Wael Hasan, Middle East Commercial Director, Raimondi Cranes.

Picture: The Raimondi LR165 and LR213 erected at Abu Dhabi corniche

The LR165, with a 55 meter jib length and an Height Under Hook (HUH) of 45 meters will eventually be climbed to 172 meters, while the LR213 55 meter jib length and an HUH of 45 meters will eventually be climbed to 187 meters. To best service Nurol for the jobsite, Raimondi initially provided three day crane operator training sessions. The Corniche Tower jobsite is also subscribed to the monthly maintenance program offered by Raimondi Middle East.

“Later, we will be supporting this jobsite by dismantling the LR165 using the LR213 as a cost saving initiative, and to adhere to our client’s needs. Raimondi dedicated a considerable amount of technical support and technical study to propose this solution for our client,” Hasan added. “Due to the existing developments surrounding the jobsite, we were informed that mobile cranes are not permitted in the area. We then executed a study and came up with the solution of utilising the LR213 in the dismantle process.”

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