Raimondi Middle East deployed eight cranes for the construction of Tiraz, a cluster of eight residential buildings located within the fast-growing Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates.

Two Raimondi luffing jib cranes, five flattop cranes, and one hammerhead have been deployed to work on the Tiraz buildings, which form part of Aljada’s creative district.

“This latest machine rental represents a milestone in our relationship with the UAE developer. With the installation of these eight additional Raimondi cranes, the total number of cranes currently operating at various sections of the city within a city is 31. This makes Aljada the biggest jobsite in the region for us,” said Wael Hasan, Commercial Director, Raimondi Middle East.

Scheduled to remain onsite for 18 months, the cranes are building a complex of 920 smart houses alongside health clubs, swimming pools, play areas, and various green spaces. The eight Tiraz buildings are walking distance from Vida Aljada Hotel and Residences, the Naseej District Museum, and several retail and hospitality outlets.

The cranes, all erected by Raimondi Middle East team members, are four MRT294-16tn, one MRT223-12t, one ER240-28t and two LR213-14t. “This is the first time we deploy luffing jib cranes for the construction of Aljada megacity,” Hasan added, noting the rationale for the diverse array of machines onsite.

“Raimondi tower cranes offer us excellent lifting capabilities, while the LR213s give us the advantage to ensure site productivity by avoiding over sail of surrounding properties thanks to the reduced slewing radius,” Hasan detailed. This machine configuration involved strategic planning, and took into consideration the upcoming adjacent jobsites.

All of the cranes are freestanding at heights ranging between 42m and 48m, with jib lengths ranging from 43m to 50m.

“To date, we have helped Arada deliver 1,483 units, while we continue supporting the master developer in the construction of an additional 6,000 units across different jobsites,” he concluded.

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