Egypt-based global construction and engineering heavyweight Orascom Construction (OC) has expanded its fleet of mobile cranes with the order of 24 new Grove rough-terrain cranes.
OC is a sister company to Orascom Trading, Manitowoc’s main distributor in Egypt for Grove mobile cranes. The 24 cranes include 10 Grove RT650Es, six RT765E-2 models, six RT890E models and two RT9130E-2s, with the majority destined to work at power plants and oil refineries. The sale was finalised at the end of 2015, with deliveries taking place now.
“We work to tight schedules on many different projects, so we needed the best cranes on the market,” said Mamdouh Fahmy, equipment director at Orascom Construction. “The main reason we selected these Grove rough-terrain cranes was because they are designed to handle the tough desert conditions found on job-sites and provide excellent manoeuvrability when working in confined spaces.”
The 50t capacity Grove RT650E rough terrain crane has a four-section main boom which extends to 32m with optimal fixed and telescoping boom extensions, while the RT765E-2 has a 60t capacity with a 33,5m main boom. The RT890E can handle lifts of up to 80t, while the RT9130E-2 is one of the largest rough terrain cranes with a maximum capacity of 120t and a 48,8m five-section, full-power telescoping main boom.
OC is a global engineering and construction company primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects worldwide. Founded in 1950, OC has grown from a small family-run business to become one of the largest construction companies in the world.