Abu Dhabi rental company takes delivery of 60 new compressors

By Murray Pollok26 June 2009

Aldar Laing O’Rourke Plant has taken delivery of 60 Atlas Copco XA 136 portable compressors for use

Aldar Laing O’Rourke Plant has taken delivery of 60 Atlas Copco XA 136 portable compressors for use on the Al Raha Beach project in Abu Dhabi.

Aldar Laing O'Rourke Plant, a new rental division created by the Aldar-Laigh O'Rourke Joint Venture, has taken delivery of 60 Atlas Copco XA 136 portable compressors for use on the Al Raha Beach project in Abu Dhabi.

The project is a mixed use waterfront development stretching 11 km and covering an area of 500 ha along the beach side of the main Abu Dhabi - Dubai highway and will provide 120000 residential units along with eight hotels and commercial, retail and leisure developments.

Aldar Laing O'Rourke Plant has been formed to meet the equipment rental needs of all Aldar joint venture main contractors' partners and sub-contractors across the development.

Throughout its construction, main contractor Aldar-Laing O'Rourke has relied on numerous Atlas Copco XA 136 compressors from Aldar Laing O'Rourke Plant, particularly for jackhammer and breaker duties.

John McCoppin, Aldar Laing O'Rourke Plant manager, said the XA 136 is "proving to be the ideally-sized compressor to meet daily requirements. "Its free air delivery of 290 cfm at 7 bar is the optimum rating for this type of rental use.

"We have great experience with Atlas Copco compressors both in the UAE and the UK and they continue to provide reliable service. "Even constant dust storms in the area and high temperatures frequently at 40ºC and above are not proving a deterrent", said Mr McCoppin.

The project includes Aldar Properties new headquarters, which will be the first spherical building in the Middle East. The 110 m high, 23-storey building is set for completion later this year.

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