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Top 10 PMV deals in the Middle East during H2 2016

PMV Middle East recalls the biggest plant, machinery and vehicle deals in the Gulf during the second half of 2016

Ajit Kumar, CEO of Swaidan Trading.
Ajit Kumar, CEO of Swaidan Trading.
One of the SDLG G9220 motor graders purchased by Shibh Al-Jazira in action in Saudi Arabia.
One of the SDLG G9220 motor graders purchased by Shibh Al-Jazira in action in Saudi Arabia.
IHE delivered 20 Bobcat E20 excavators, its first order of mini-excavators, in Oman.
IHE delivered 20 Bobcat E20 excavators, its first order of mini-excavators, in Oman.

PMV Middle East presents the top publicised plant, machinery and vehicle deals and business announcements to take place across the Gulf and wider Middle East during the second half of 2016.

1. Swaidan supplies 700 Ashok/Sunwin buses in the UAE

Swaidan Trading, the leading provider of commercial bus fleets in the UAE, delivered more than 700 school buses to UAE schools at the start of the new academic year.

The Euro III turbo-charged buses included both Ashok Leyland Falcon and Sunwin models and were purchased by Emirates Transport Corporation, School Transport Services and private schools.

2. Egypt’s Orascom buys 24 Grove rough-terrain cranes

Orascom Construction 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 which were dispatched for work at power plants and oil refineries.

3. Comedat deploys 90 Terex Trucks to Jordanian mines

Comedat took delivery 90 Terex Trucks rigid dump trucks for use in phosphate mines in the north and south of Jordan and across the Middle East.

Family-run mining firm, Comedat, owns one of the world’s largest fleets of Terex Trucks haulers. The company’s models include 91-tonne capacity TR100s and 54.5-tonne capacity TR60s.

4. Algeria receives fleet of 131 Astra HD9 trucks

Iveco Astra delivered a fleet of 131 special vehicles to Algeria’s Entreprise Nationale Geophysique (Enageo), the seismic exploration arm of state-owned extractive industries conglomerate, Sonatrach.

The fleet comprised a range of 4x4 and 6x6 (all-wheel-drive) vehicles tailored for logistics and support work on extremely rugged terrain in adverse conditions, using the HD9 heavy-duty truck as a base.

5. SDLG begins 58 loader and grader delivery in KSA

SDLG began delivery of a 58-unit order of wheel loaders and motor graders to Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company, a Jeddah-based construction firm, through FAMCO, its dealer for Saudi Arabia.

The order, consisting of 30 SDLG LG958 wheel loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders, was signed earlier in the year for a large-scale highway maintenance project in the country according to FAMCO.

6. Kuwait contractor purchases 13 Grove cranes

Kuwait’s Arabi Enertech acquired 13 Grove cranes, supplied by the Manitowoc distributor and Kuwaiti equipment company, Equipment Co., for use on primarily oil and gas projects in Kuwait.

The mobile cranes purchased by Arabi Enertech include one RT530E-2, three Grove GMK3055 models, four GMK4080-1 models, four GMK5130-2s and one GMK6300L.

7. Genie delivers 58 aerial work platforms in Morocco

Terex AWP began the delivery of 58 Genie-branded boom lifts and scissor lifts to a Moroccan customer, Eurogrues, in the largest aerial work platform order to date in the country – signed earlier this year at Bauma.

The deal included a wide choice of all-electric and diesel-powered Genie GS scissor lifts and Genie ZX and Genie Z articulating boom lifts, with working heights ranging from 8m to 43m.

8. Kalmar to supply tractors to Khalifa Port Terminal

Kalmar won an order to deliver 14 terminal tractors to Khalifa Port Container Terminal in Abu Dhabi, due to be delivered to port operater Abu Dhabi Terminals in October 2016.

9. IHE delivers 20 mini-excavators to Oman state firm

International Heavy Equipment (IHE) delivered its first order of mini-excavators in Oman, 20 Bobcat E20 excavators, to the state-owned utility contractor, Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (ONEIC).

The two-tonne Bobcat E20 mini-excavators have zero tail-swing, but also ‘zero house-swing’ (ZHS), which gives a full 320° of rotation when working close to structures, despite having full-sized cabs, while an expandable under-carriage allows them to narrow their tracks to fit through gaps and then re-expand for stability.

10. Swaidan Trading orders 50 light towers from UK OEM

Dubai’s Swaidan Trading, the equipment trading arm of Al Naboodah Group, ordered 50 ‘SMC TL90’ lighting towers in its first major order from UK-based manufacturer Morris Site Machinery (MSM), which also celebrated the sales as an international sales milestone for the British business.

The SMC TL90 LED lighting tower is a fuel-efficient model that has been specifically adapted to improve heat reflection and maintain performance in the high temperatures of the Middle East.

Conveniently, the model also features a changeover connection that allow the unit to flexibly switch from using its own engine to running off mains power, or alternatively allows for up to three machines to be linked together and run off only one engine.

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