Egypt’s Orascom buys 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes

Orascom Construction has taken delivery of 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes, the majority of which have been sent to work at power plants and oil refineries

Orascom Construction (OC) has purchased 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes, most of which have been dispatched to work at power plants and oil refineries.
Orascom Construction (OC) has purchased 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes, most of which have been dispatched to work at power plants and oil refineries.

Orascom Construction has expanded its fleet of Manitowoc cranes with the order of 24 Grove-branded rough-terrain units.

The order included 10 Grove RT650Es, six RT765E-2s, six RT890Es, and two RT9130E-2s.

The majority of the rough-terrain cranes have been dispatched to work at power plants and oil refineries.

Commenting on the deal, Mamdouh Fahmy, equipment director at Orascom Construction, said: “We work to tight schedules on many different projects so we needed the best cranes on the market.

“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. [They] provide excellent manoeuvrability when working in combined spaces,” he added.

The 50-tonne capacity Grove RT650E has a four-section main boom that can extend to 32m; the RT765E-2 has a 60-tonne capacity with a 33.5m main boom; the RT890E can handle lifts of up to 80 tonnes; and the RT9130E-2 is one of the largest rough-terrain cranes on the market, with a maximum capacity of 120 tonnes and a 48.8m five-section telescoping main boom.

Orascom Construction’s sister company, Orascom Trading, is the Egyptian distributor for Manitowoc, Grove’s parent company.

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