Raimondi Middle East has supplied 11 topless tower cranes to Sharjah’s under-construction Aljada project, billed as the emirate’s largest development yet, as part an ongoing relationship with UAE-based developer Arada.
The cranes, positioned across three different plots on the large-scale development, will lift site materials as part of the development’s ongoing construction over the next year. Each crane erection took one day involving four staffing groups, said Wael Hasan, commercial director, Raimondi Cranes Middle East.
“We are delighted to further support Arada on this project by positioning six additional Raimondi MRT111 and five MRT159 flattop tower cranes onsite for the construction of East Village in Aljada. Chosen for the maximum lifting capacity of 8t and 10t respectively, matched with excellent performance on jobsites of this nature, the cranes are also all fitted with the Raimondi Deluxe R16 crane cabin, and in terms of technology have the company’s latest iterations,” Hasan added.
The MRT111 models, currently at work with jib lengths from 42-50m, are freestanding with a Height Under Hook (HUH) between 38.55 and 47.2m. Raimondi said the MRT111 remains one of its most popular models due to versatility in tower height and high-performance hoist speed and tip load.
The Raimondi MRT159 models, also freestanding with a HUH ranging between 31-47.2m, boast jib lengths from 42-50m. One major boon of the MRT159 flattop is that it arrives onsite with all parts preassembled, ropes passed, and rope connections installed, facilitating easier onsite integration and installation, said Raimondi.
“Due to the layout of the jobsite and the substantial number of cranes operating simultaneously, the project presented specific challenges. First, Raimondi Middle East Operations and Technical departments had to strategically study the cranes’ erection and positioning site plan to ensure machine efficiency and safety. Secondly, we were focused on speedy delivery and installation to meet the client’s needs,” said Hasan.
He added that Raimondi has previously installed more than 15 Raimondi tower cranes at Aljada. “We are very proud to keep working with one of the region’s most influential master developers.”
Aljada, with a masterplan inspired by some of Sharjah’s most noted heritage districts, is Sharjah’s largest ever project with a sales value of AED24bn. East Village, which constitutes the second residential phase of the district, will contain 16 buildings, 2,000 residential units, commercial and recreational activities.