Nurol Construction has picked two Raimondi luffing jib cranes to build Corniche Tower, an Abu Dhabi waterfront development owned by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The 35-storey mixed-use tower will be built by the Raimondi LR165 crane, which is already a part of Nurol’s fleet. The contractor has expanded its Raimondi collection with the new luffing LR213, which is also being deployed for Corniche Tower.
The LR165 has a 55m jib length and a height-under-hook (HUH) of 45m, and Raimondi said the crane will eventually be climbed to 172m. Meanwhile, the LR213, with a 55m jib length and HUH of 45m, will climb to 187m.
Raimondi’s Middle East commercial director, Wael Hasan, said the LR213 is equipped with the Delux R16 Crane Cabin, with the crane chosen by Nurol as part of its fleet upgrade. The machine has a maximum lifting capacity of 14 tonnes and offers “versatility in areas with difficult to obtain fly-over permissions”.
In a statement by Raimondi, Hasan added: “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.”
Corniche Tower’s job site is, according to Raimondi, enlisted for the monthly maintenance programme offered by the firm. Hasan said the company’s support for Nurol and Corniche Tower will extend to using the LR213 to dismantle the LR165 “as a cost-saving initiative”.
Hasan explained: “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 utilising the LR213 in the dismantle process.
“Raimondi dedicated a considerable amount of technical support and technical study to propose this solution for our client.”