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Contractors World International Vol 6 No 5


Concentrated Collection

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

Terex Cranes

Construction of the presidential suite

for the Viceroy resort