NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes installs 13 cranes for Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi

NFT ReemThe Reem Mall project involves the construction of a four-story shopping mall built up on 600,000 sq m offering 450 retail outlets spread across an area of 260,000 sq m. (Image source: NFT)NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes has been awarded the main contract to supply 14 Potain tower cranes for the Reem Mall megaproject in Najmat Abu Dhabi

These tower cranes include MDT 368 L12, MC 475, MD 560, MD 310, MC 310 K 12 and the gigantic MD 1100 lifting 40 tonnes.

Awarded in late 2017 to Itinera SPA and Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting, NFT has supplied thirteen out of the fourteen tower cranes until now and has managed to successfully complete installation in less than five weeks average one tower crane a day.

“Two to three erecting teams were simultaneously working on site,” said operations manager in charge of the project Bassem Kini from NFT, who added that while one team was doing the assembling of masts, the other was doing the installation. This coordination was orchestrated by the operations manager to ensure NFT met the deadline of the JV. “The erection went smoothly thanks to the coordination and support of the site team.”

According to a representative of the JV, everyone working together ensured this high-risk activity was completed safely.

NFT said that it will continue to support the project with operators, spare parts, and technical services to ensure the mall is completed efficiently and on time.

The Reem Mall project involves the construction of a four-story shopping mall built up on 600,000 sq m offering 450 retail outlets spread across an area of 260,000 sq m. The project will include 85 food and beverage outlets and over 10,000 parking spaces. There will be a broad range of leisure and entertainment facilities including a family entertainment centre and cinema. The project will also feature the world's largest indoor snow play park spread over an area of 10,000 sq m, restaurants and attractions.

 

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