AMCS technologies for Yas Island construction

25 September 2019


The twenty tower cranes participating in the Yas Island construction project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are equipped with the DCS 60 anti collision and zoning system of AMCS technologies.

Among the twenty lifting machines, there are sixteen Potain MCT205, two MC175 and two Raimondi MRT294. Construction work started in December 2017, and one part of the project should be expected at the end of 2019.

The DCS 60 operates in real time and in three-dimensions to calculate the distances between each crane component as well as movement speed. It enables action to be taken on equipped mechanisms to ensure complete immobilisation of the crane at a pre-set distance from a particular obstacle.

The system applies a security envelope around the jib in proportion to the speed of slewing of the crane as well as around the cable in proportion to the speed of movement of the trolley.

“The AMCS technologies system also provides crane operator comfort by displaying all the parameters needed to drive the machine,” said the manufacturer.

Developed in two phases, the project comprise the Yas Arena, a new space of 18,000 seats dedicated to concerts and sport events. It will also include more than 50 cafés and restaurants, 20 shops, a cinema, a beach club, and two hotels, along with the Water’s Edge, a large residential project.