Luffers together in Dubai
By Euan Youdale16 September 2009
Luffing jib Liebherr tower cranes are working side by side on adjacent projects in Dubai. Al Shafer General Contracting (ASGC) chose the cranes to help build the high rise towers forming part of Dubai's Business Bay projects.
The Bay Square development is a multi tower project with water frontage that is one of many projects scheduled for the Business Bay area, which is set to become the commercial hub for the Emirate City.
One of the two developments is the 30 storey Windsor Manor tower comprising a retail floor, five podium levels and 24 floors of apartments. The 105 m tower will be topped by a roof canopy feature comprising a steel beam around the perimeter of the roof and encased by poured in-situ concrete.
Doing the work is a pair of 160 HC-L 8/16 Litronic luffers with a final hook height of 145 m and radius of 55 m. Capacity is 16 tonnes and, at maximum radius, they will lift 2 tonnes.
Immediately alongside the Windsor Manor is the second tower, the Al Shafer Residential Development, where ASGC is using a 112 HC-L luffer. The 27 storey mixed use tower, like the Windsor, is designed by Khatib & Alam Consolidated and is of pre cast panel construction.
A third tower nearby also has a 112 HC-L luffer and a 160 HC‑L 8/16 Litronic on it, again supplied by local dealer INMA.