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Demag AC 100-5 model of all-terrain crane

Demag AC 100-5 model of all-terrain crane



Terex lifts crane orders in Mideast

The global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services has won major crane orders from customers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

October 2018

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions, is actively   pursuing new orders in the Middle East region.

Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen, and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining.

Saudi Arabian crane rental company, Arabian Consolidated Trading (ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment), is expanding its crane fleet with a recent order for four Demag AC 160-5, two AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes and four Terex RT 90 rough terrain cranes. The new units will be used by ACT customers at its locations Jubail Industrial City and Yanbu Al-Bahr.

Demag AC 130-5 model of all-terrain crane

Demag AC 130-5 model of all-terrain crane

ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment is taking delivery of the new Demag and Terex crane models and will commission the units over the coming months.

“We are proud to serve the team at ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment,” said Deepak Jain, senior sales manager for Terex Cranes in the Middle East. “They are an organisation that demands quality from their people and the equipment they use every day. Those high expectations help them achieve great things for their customers and make them business leaders in their region.”

Meanwhile Kuwait’s Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co KSCC (JTC) has placed an order for six new Demag all-terrain cranes, including one AC 100-4 model, three AC 130-5 models and two AC 160-5 models. These new units, along with the six other Demag all-terrain cranes that JTC purchased within the last two years, expand the company’s Terex and Demag crane fleet to more than 50 units. The machines are scheduled for delivery later this year.

ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment’s new 5-axle Demag AC 160-5 all terrain cranes have a 160-tonne (180 US tonne) lifting capacity and a maximum system length of 95 m (311.7 ft).  The Terex RT 90 rough terrain cranes have an 86 tonne (95 US ton) rated capacity, a maximum boom length of 47 m (154 ft) and a tip height of 50 m (164 ft). IC-1 controls provide easy operation, smooth control and integrated diagnostics while the removable counterweight will let ACT move quickly and efficiently from job to job.

Earlier, the Middle East’s leading logistics provider, Integrated Logistics Co (ILC), also added two new Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes in 2018 to further expand its massive fleet. In the past two years, ILC has invested in more than 86 Demag mobile and crawler cranes. Delivery of the new units is scheduled for later this year.

Saleh Al Huwaidi, chief executive officer of ILC stated that the company is investing in CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes with an option to add two more units in the near future to fulfill its clients’ requirement and keep up with their coveted reputation in the market. He prefers to buy these cranes because of their simple operating and fast rigging up system.

Al Huwaidi and his team said they are very much satisfied with the performance, quality and reliability of these cranes which help the comany to meet its expanding operations in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

“We have had a successful long term partnership with ILC,” said Jain. “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.”

The Kuwait-based company already received the first two Demag AC 300-6 all terrain cranes from Terex Cranes. ILC plans to put the cranes to work at several jobsites throughout the Gulf region.

The new six axle Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane, boasting a 300 t (350 US tonnw) classification, features an 80 m (262.5 ft) main boom. This new 6-axle Demag all terrain crane delivers strength, reach and versatility needed for accomplishing the most demanding jobs at lower operational and transporting costs than similar models in its class.

Al Huwaidi said: “After much consideration we selected the brand new Demag AC 300-6 because it combines long reach with a strong load chart to give us the perfect fit for efficient work at height or on reach, and it offers interchangeable components.”

Terex’s Demag AC 160-5 crane

Terex’s Demag AC 160-5 crane

“We have always received fast, reliable service from Terex Cranes — they really go above and beyond for us,” he adds.

A one stop shop for the heavylift cargo handling, ILC is specialised in erection of heavylift, transportation of over dimensional cargo, alternative lifting services, engineering services, end to end logistics solutions, supply of all type of construction and lifting equipments to oil & gas, fertiliser & petro chemical plants, steel structure, refineries, wind turbines, power & construction sector projects in the GCC countries. ILC owns and operates more than 2000 fleets, which includes 600 plus cranes, 200 plus Axel Lines (SPMT/PST/THP), Tower Lifting Gantry System and other construction equipment.

 

SUPPORT IN THE DESERT

ILC has relied on the performance of its new Demag AC 300-6 cranes while participating in the Kuwaiti government’s Sheikh Jaber  for Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway Project, which is currently among the world’s largest infrastructure projects. The most spectacular part of this 36-km-long road connection is certainly the bridge over Kuwait Bay, which boasts a length of 27 km. By order of the Kuwaiti construction ministry, it had to bring pre-assembled concrete supports to a construction site near Sabiya. For this task, ILC relied on the powerful performance of its new Demag AC 300-6 cranes – which celebrated a double premiere in the process.

For ILC was not just using its new Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes for the first time, these were also the first Demag cranes of this type delivered by the German plant in Zweibrücken to an international customer. “In addition to quick rigging, the AC 300-6 impressed us with its lifting capacities, which are unmatched in its class, and especially the 80-meter-long main boom,used to install the small section of the precast beam. Because of its compact design, this crane can be used in many different scenarios,” commented Al Huwaidi about the company’s purchase decision.

These properties made the two Demag AC 300-6 cranes the first choice for their initial deployment on the desert construction site. Their job there: They had to lift precast concrete components from a Hydraulic dolly Type Trailer with Turn Table System and place them at their pre-planned position. Because the steel-reinforced concrete elements weighed 105 tonnes each, were approximately 37 m long, one meter wide, and 2.3 m tall, the work was best done with a tandem lift.

 

130 KM THROUGH THE DESERT

However, before the lifting could be done, the two Demag AC 300-6 cranes had to be brought to the construction site. “The 130-km long drive from ILC Yard in Mina Abdullah through the desert went very smoothly,” reported Al Huwaidi. The cranes were accompanied by four tractor-trailer rigs, which among other things transported the required counterweight of approximately 50 tonnes. The crane operators needed just two hours with the help of two riggers apiece to set up the cranes. “The assembly-friendly design was also decisive for the use of our two Demag AC 300-6 cranes on this construction site since the quick setup was crucial to adhere to the tight time constraints ,” explained Al Huwaidi.

 

CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE

For the subsequent tandem lift, the cranes were outfitted with 24.4 m metre-long main booms, a counterweight of 26.7 tonnes, and an 80-tonne hook block with seven-part reeving. An outrigger support base of 8.68 x 8.48 metre provided the required stability. Rigged this way, the cranes were prepared to lift the two 105-tonne concrete beams from the lowbed trailer in two steps in a tandem lift, swivel them sideways in a radius of nine metres, and lower them at the specified place in the desert sand. Thanks to the cranes’ quick working speed, their exceptional maneuverability, and their fast setup even with just a few people, the ILC team was able to complete the job in just one day.




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