First publishedin World Highways
Potain cranes are working on a construction project in the UAE
Two new Potain MDT 259 J12 CCS tower cranes are helping construct a 102,000m2 new complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masdar Institute Neighborhood project is being developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy (Masdar) and Mubadala Development.
Contractor Six Construct opted for the tower cranes for their capacity, and the machines were supplied through NFT, Potain’s Abu Dhabi-based distribution partner. The MDT 259 J12 has a maximum capacity of 12tonnes and a maximum tip capacity of 2.9tonnes. It also features a maximum radius of 65m and a hook height per base of 71.2m.
Operations are controlled by the Crane Control System (CCS) from Manitowoc. This has an interface, full graphic display, ergonomic controls, a jog dial for easier navigation and data input.
The cranes were installed at the end of January by NFT and will remain on the project until its completion, scheduled for June 2019.