Regional heavy lifting and transport specialist Al Faris has started its operations in Iraq, deploying a new fleet of heavy lifting and heavy haulage equipment along with a team of personnel with local knowledge.
A statement from Al Faris said the new Iraq operations are headed by Alberto Pittaluga, who comes with “immense industry knowledge, credibility and over 20-plus years of experience in challenging regions including Iraq”.
Al Faris added in the statement: “We have invested in the latest advanced equipment in our fleet. Our heavy lifting equipment includes Liebherr cranes ranging from 100t to 600t and our heavy haulage equipment includes hydraulic trailers, SPMTs, semi-trailers and low-bed trailers.
“With a brand-new fleet of heavy lifting and heavy haulage equipment and a highly experienced team with vast local knowledge and global experience headed by Alberto, Al Faris is ready to fully serve your heavy lifting and heavy transport requirements.”
The company added that it also provides alternative lifting solutions like jacking and skidding techniques in confined spaces and its equipment includes hydraulic gantries and other modular push-pull skidding systems. Among the projects in Iraq that Al Faris has already successfully completed are West Qurna 1, West Qurna 2 and Al Faw.
“Apart from the quality of our equipment, we provide a strong commitment to investment in the development of HSE practices which is our focus across all our operations. Our safety, health and quality standards are well integrated in our daily work, training and all on-site jobs,” added Al Faris.
Founded in 1992, Al Faris has over 10 regional offices in the MENA region and a workforce of more than 3,200 employees. Headquartered in Dubai, Al Faris also has corporate offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and now Iraq. The company has played key roles in iconic regional projects such as the Dubai Metro, Riyadh Metro, The Dubai Mall, Dubai International Airport, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Expo site and others.