Liebherr cranes play key role in construction
Dubai, May 27, 2009
Liebherr luffing jib cranes have provided the solution for the construction of two high-rise towers that form a part of Dubai’s Business Bay.
Throughout construction of the tower, Al Shafer General Contracting (ASGC) has relied on two Liebherr 160 HC-L 8/16 Litronic luffing jib cranes featuring a final hook height of 145 metres at 15-degree job position and a radius of 55 metres.
Both cranes meet a maximum lifting capacity of 16,000 kg and will lift 2000 kg at the maximum radius. The model will also lift 8200 kg at a 30 metre working radius.
For erection of the roof canopy structure, with one crane dismantled, the second 160 HC-L 8/16 Litronic will lift and position the steel beam elements, each weighing up to 6 tonnes.
Crane duties also include lifting and positioning the pre cast panels used throughout the towers construction and produced by Hard Precast Building Systems once again weighing up to 6 tonnes.
Located immediately alongside the Windsor Manor, a second tower, the Al Shafer Residential Development is also approaching topping out.
Here, ASGC is also relying on Liebherr craneage with a 112 HC-L luffing jib.
The 27-storey ‘mixed use’ tower, similarly designed by Khatib & Alam Consolidated, also features pre cast panel construction.
A third tower nearby also features a further two Liebherr 112 HC-L and a 160 HC L 8/16 Litronic luffing jib cranes; once again supplied by local dealer INMA.
Dubai’s Bay Square development in Business Bay is set to become the commercial ‘hub’ for the Emirate City, covering an area of 5 million sq ft. It is being developed as a mixed use community within Business Bay and will be a pedestrian only zone and will feature walkways over canals and a central plaza with unique water attractions.
ASGC is close to topping out the developments 30-storey Windsor Manor tower comprising a retail floor, five podium levels and 24 floors of high quality residential apartments. – TradeArabia News Service
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