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Technical expertise combined to bring advanced factory cranes to UAE

Advanced specification factory cranes will now be available in the UAE following an agreement between Dubai Cranes LLC and Street Crane Company of the UK. Under the agreement Dubai Crane will carry in-depth stock of crane kits from Street Crane, allowing express delivery to local manufacturers and industrial investors in the UAE.

Dubai Crane is a subsidiary of Dubai Investment PJSC a public company with a total asset value of AED 14.745 billion (USD 4 billion) and interests in 47 companies spanning activities such as building, development, glass, technology, plastics, pharmaceuticals and food. Street Crane is the UK’s largest factory crane manufacturer and operates globally via a network of over 60 high quality local trading partners.

Under the agreement Street Crane will share technical expertise with Dubai Crane so that major crane structures such as gantries and crane beams can be fabricated in Dubai. These structures will then be mated to electro-mechanical systems such as end carriages, carriages, hoists, controls and electrical gear supplied by Street Crane to create advanced world-class cranes.

Stock holding by Dubai Crane will mean prompt delivery for single or double girder cranes of up to 25 tonnes safe working load and up to 30 metres span. In addition, technical collaboration allows the companies to undertake major complex infrastructure projects. One such project is the recently completed Emirates Aluminium plant, a multi million US dollar investment, with 15 overhead cranes installed with capacities from three to 50 tonnes. Some cranes on site have auxiliary hoists to assist in the tipping of ladles and all the
cranes were designed and engineered for intensive use in a harsh environment.
Speaking for Dubai Crane, general manager Andy Kay explained, "Industrial development in the UAE is such that there will be huge demand for high specification industrial cranes for the foreseeable future. This is especially true of the mid and downstream cluster businesses capitalising on developments at Kalifa Port and the aluminium industry. We are able to meet demands for cranes of up to 300 tonnes safe working load. We will provide whole-life support from the initial evaluation of handling requirements, through the design and installation of the crane, to the support and service of the equipment to ensure a long and efficient operational life."

Speaking for Street Crane, managing director Andrew Pimblett commented, "We are delighted to conclude an agreement with such a high profile and well resourced local partner. Local fabrication of major crane elements provides a better service for customers and creates value in the local economy, creating a win-win for all the project partners."

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