Tower cranes deployed on Qatari mega project
By Niamh Marriott20 September 2021
Raimondi Middle East deployed 10 flat top tower cranes for the construction of Qatar’s residential development called The Seef.
Considering the differences of tower cranes at work, as well as the size and layout of the jobsite, one of the key aspects was a study of the positioning of each crane to avoid jib clashing, and to ensure site safety.
Raimondi’s technical team, with the UCC project team, engineers, and plant department, conducted a workshop prior to starting work.
The MRT159s onsite have jibs ranging between 38 and 60 metres and heights under the hook (HUH) ranging from 74 to 125 metres, while the two MRT144s positioned in different jobsite areas have 61 metre jibs and 43 metres HUH.
The Raimondi MRT294, with a jib length of 70 metres and a HUH of 133 metres, was chosen for its lifting capacity of 16 tonnes, and its strong performance in a range of climate conditions. It is the tallest crane at work on The Seef jobsite.
“Currently, we have nine Raimondi cranes operating onsite, as one MRT159 was dismantled in June,” said Wael Hasan, commercial director at Raimondi Middle East.
“Five cranes, one MRT294, one MRT223, one MRT189, and two MRT144s, originally sold to UCC fleet, have now been resold to the contractor of this project, Urban Trading and Contracting WLL. The additional four new MRT159s were sold and installed directly by Raimondi Middle East in January 2020.”
“The contractor was looking to install the cranes in a short timeframe to accelerate operations,” said Hasan.
“The MRT159, MRT189, and MRT223 were chosen for the models’ characteristics of arriving onsite with all parts preassembled, and embedded elements to facilitate the erection stage.”
The nine cranes will be dismantled in the upcoming months as the project’s completion is expected to be by the end of the year.
Situated at the heart of Lusail City waterfront and in the proximity of several landmarks, the project is destinated to become one the most popular outdoor destinations.