Orascom buys 24 Grove rough terrains

By Katherine Weir26 July 2016

A Grove RT890E working at an oil refinery in Cairo, Egypt

A Grove RT890E working at an oil refinery in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt-based Orascom Construction (OC) has further expanded its Manitowoc fleet with an order for 24 new Grove rough terrain cranes.

OC is a sister company of Orascom Trading, Manitowoc’s main distributor in Egypt for Grove mobile cranes. The cranes ordered include ten Grove RT650Es, six RT765E-2 models, six RT890E models and two RT9130E-2s. The majority of new purchases have been sent to work at power plants and oil refineries.

Mamdouh Fahmy, OC equipment director, 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 and provide excellent manoeuvrability when working in confined spaces.”

The 50 tonne capacity RT650E has a four section main boom that can be extended to 32 metres while the RT765E-2 has a 60 tonne capacity with a 33.5 m main boom. The RT890E can handle lifts of up to 80 tonnes, while the RT9130E-2 is one of the largest rough terrain cranes, with a capacity of 120 tonnes and a 48.8 m five section full power telescoping main boom.

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