NFT expands Potain fleet in Kuwait

CraneHigh capacity cranes are needed to lift the precast concrete sections in high-profile projects. (Image source: NFT)Regional tower crane rental and Potain dealer NFT has received contracts for several projects in Kuwait, including the supply of 26 Potain tower cranes for the construction of a new passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport

The project is worth US$4.3bn which will use six 50-tonne capacity Potain MD 1100 towers, plus 18-off, 16-tonne capacity MD 365s and two six tonne MC 125s.

The sales team of NFT Kuwait, Yousef El Ghabra, Fadi Daher and Ghady El Hachem, won the contract.

Ghady El Hachem commented, “The six MD 1100 cranes will lift the heaviest material on site including concrete beams and columns, while the two MC 125 units will lift the lighter loads.”

The 18 MD 365 cranes will help in concrete handling work, he added.

On the roof canopy of the terminal building, the cranes are expected to help in installing 66,000 solar panels to generate around 10 per cent of the building’s electricity. The cranes will also help pour one million cu/m of concrete and install more than 100,000 tonnes of structural steel.

NFT has also received order to supply the first Potain self erecting tower cranes in Kuwait. Nasser Al Hajri & Partners Company bought one of each Igo T 130 and Igo 50 self erectors, both of which were put to work lifting pipes and supporting installation of materials at the Mina Al Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah (MAB) refineries owned by Kuwait National Petroleum Company.

Another of the contracts was with local construction company Combined Group Contracting (CGC) to supply 40-tonne Potain MD 1100 and 25-tonne MD 550 tower cranes to lead construction on a US$164mn car park for the Kuwait Ministry of Finance at Al-Farawaniya.

In addition to the cranes, NFT is also providing Manitowoc Crane Care support on the car park project.

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