Contractors World International Vol 6 No 5
Of Heavy Lifting Cranes In Dubai
If proof was needed that
Dubai has recovered from the economic decline of a few
years ago, then take a look at the skyline. Mammoet, the
world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered
heavy lifting and transport, has the highest ever concentra-
tion of its high strength cranes currently working in Dubai.
The Dubai skyline is the tallest skyline in the world,
growing from a fishing port to a mega-structure metropo-
lis over the space of just a few decades. The development
and construction work is continuing apace in this dynamic
emirate, with stunning architectural additions to the sea of
skyscrapers appearing every year.
Such a wealth of construction work requires a vast
amount of heavy-duty equipment tobuild the record-break-
ing structures which grace the developing city. Alongside
the skyscrapers, another feature of the Dubai skyline which
has been visible for the last few decades, are the many
cranes lifting the municipality’s infrastructure into place.
Executing various projects over the years, including the
Dubai metro line and Dubai Mall, Mammoet cranes have
been part of the city’s skyline for some time. Currently there
are four of Mammoet’s super heavy lift cranes performing
various complex lift jobs in Dubai. The cranes’ lifting ca-
pacities range from a 600-ton crawler crane to the me-
ga-sized 5000-ton ring crane. This is the only time in the
history of Mammoet in Dubai where so many heavy lift
cranes have been concentrated in the country, all oper-
ating at the same time.
Mammoet is working on projects like the construc-
tion of the presidential suite for the Viceroy Resort at
Palm Jumeirah Island. For this operation Mammoet
used a Terex CC8800, 1600 ton crane, with a Liebherr
LR1600, 600-ton crane, to perform a tandem lift.
This manoeuvre, like all the operations Mammoet car-
ries out in Dubai, required careful and detailed planning,
attention to detail and the highest of safety standards.
To lift the components of so many unique and architec-
turally exciting structures into place requires expertise and
highly specialized equipment.
Mammoet is also working on the Habtoor City project
and other mega-structure projects in Dubai. One of these
projects requires both the mega-lifting PTC 200 ring crane,
which can lift up to 5000 tons and the Liebherr LR13000
crawler crane, with a capacity of 3000 tons. There are very
few cranes with this kind of capacity available in the world,
having so many of them working in Dubai at the same time
enhances an already spectacular skyline.
•Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
Construction of the presidential suite
for the Viceroy resort