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Orascom buys 24 Grove cranes

1 Aug 16 Egypt-based Orascom Construction has added 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes to its fleet.

The cranes in the latest order are 10 Grove RT650Es, six RT765E-2 models, six RT890E models and two RT9130E-2s. The majority of new purchases will be working at power plants and oil refineries.

“We work to tight schedules on many different projects so we needed the best cranes on the market,” said Mamdouh Fahmy, equipment director at Orascom Construction. “The main reason we selected these Grove rough-terrain cranes was because they are designed to handle the tough desert conditions found on job sites and provide excellent manoeuvrability when working in confined spaces.”

The 50t-capacity Grove RT650E rough-terrain crane has a four-section main boom which extends to 32m with optimal fixed and telescoping boom extensions, while the RT765E-2 has a 60t capacity with a 33.5m main boom. The RT890E can handle lifts of up to 80t, while the RT9130E-2 is one of the largest rough-terrain crane with a maximum capacity of 120t with a 48.8m five-section telescoping main boom.

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