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A Street Crane installation in Dubai for Dubai Cranes

A Street Crane installation in Dubai for Dubai Cranes



Dubai Cranes cuts delivery times

Ongoing construction activity in the region, including that for factories, has made it imperative for the company to stay in readiness for greater business

August 2014

Dubai Cranes & Technical Services LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced the opening of its crane storage and assembly facility in the region, which will significantly reduce the delivery time for standard cranes across the GCC and Mena region and lead to savings in cost and time for clients and partners.

The new Dubai Cranes facility, within the Dubai Investments Park (DIP), is currently a one-stop destination for a wide variety of standard, overhead crane kits which are high in demand amidst the unprecedented construction activity across the region.

With its new facility, Dubai Cranes can now deliver standard cranes for projects within four weeks compared to the average turnaround period of 16 weeks, which factored in time required for manufacturing in Europe, shipping, assembly and delivery time.

All hoists, controls, end carriages and electrical equipment offered at Dubai Cranes’ new facility are built and supplied by UK-based Street Cranes. Street offers one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of crane components with capacities from a few kilogrammes to 250 tonnes incorporating important safety and operating advantages which make the equipment particularly suited to conditions in the region.

The new facility will stock over 50 standard overhead crane kits from the Street ZX and LX product range offering various lifting capacities and be able to accommodate crane spans of up to 20 m. Apart from storage, the facility offers fabrication services for crane beams, gantries and other structural crane parts and also spare parts for both the company’s cranes as well as for competitor crane companies.

 

A ‘UNIQUE FACILITY’

Andrew Kay, general manager of Dubai Cranes, said: “We are thrilled to offer a unique facility, which will revolutionise the entire crane industry in the region. With our new storage facility, we have cut the average turnaround time for cranes from 16 weeks to four weeks, which will have significant implications on the overall costs as well as project schedules. This is a major lift-up for the construction sector in the region.

“Apart from the storage, we offer a holistic range of value-added services directed towards crane installation, fabrication and overhauling and also provide spare parts to make it a one-stop shop for anything related to cranes. We understand that when a crane is down in the field, customers need spare parts and maintenance as fast and as economically possible, and we provide that.”

The company is currently catering to a vast number of projects, including Emal, Dubal and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa). Dubai Cranes is also witnessing a huge demand for its cranes in a wide array of infrastructure projects in the midst of unprecedented construction under way across the region.

Dubai Cranes is one of the region’s leading manufacturers of overhead material-handling equipment and specialises in advanced lifting solutions and maintenance services. Products include wire rope hoists, industrial cranes and explosion-proof cranes – used in almost all industries.

Rigorous safety inspections and preventive maintenance programmes are regularly performed by the Operational Reliability Inspection Team, to ensure the maintenance status of the equipment and eliminate any potential safety hazards, says the company. This includes testing all cranes for critical component damage to determine any possible wear, deterioration or malfunction of the machinery.

The company offers a maximum lifting capacity of up to 300 tonnes.

 

COOPERATION FROM 2011

The cooperation between Dubai Cranes and Street Cranes, UK, began in 2011 following the conclusion of an agreement under which advanced design factory cranes would be available to manufacturers in the UAE on short lead times.

The agreement enjoined that Dubai Cranes would carry a substantial stock of Street’s crane kits that would be used with locally fabricated structual components to meet the lifting needs up to 300 tonnes and that Street Crane would share technical expertise with Dubai Crane so that major crane structures such as gantries and crane beams could be fabricated to UK and European standards in Dubai.




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