Nurol uses Raimondi luffers in Abu Dhabi

22 January 2019 by Sotiris Kanaris

Nurol Construction, 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 waterfront. 

Wael Hasan, Middle East commercial director, Raimondi Cranes, said: “As part of the contractor’s fleet upgrade, the luffing LR213 was chosen for its maximum lifting capacity of 14t 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.”

The LR165, with a 55m jib length and a height-under-hook (HUH) of 45m will eventually be climbed to 172m, while the LR213 has a 55m jib and a HUH of 45m will eventually be climbed to 187m.

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 utilizing the LR213 in the dismantle process.”