Kuwait-based Arabi Enertech has acquired 13 new Grove cranes for an oil and gas project in Kuwait.
The cranes were supplied to the company by crane distributor, Equipment Co. W.L.L and include three Grove GMK3055 models, four GMK4080-1 models, four GMK5130-2s, one GMK6300L and one RT530E-2.
Khalid Behbehani, chief operating officer at Arabi Enertech, said his company selected the cranes to help meet the oil sector’s rising demand for heavy equipment.
He said, “As an oil and gas contractor, we require a number of cranes to carry out routine maintenance work on the oil fields and refineries. We have been buying Grove cranes for a number of years and have always been satisfied with their performance and the after sales support. In particular, we like to use the Grove RT530E-2’s main boom, which is capable of handling the intense weight of multi-tonne rigging operations.”
The 3 axle Grove GMK3055 has a capacity of 55 tonnes and a 43 metre pinned boom. A 51 m boom features on the 80 tonne capacity GMK4080-1. The GMK5130-2 has a 60 m six section main boom, while the 300 tonne capacity GMK6300L offers the longest boom in its class at 80 m and this can be extended further with a 37 m jib, the company said. The RT530E-2 lifts 30 tonnes on its 29 m four section boom.
Sebastian Joseph, assistant sales manager at Equipment Co, added, “We have worked with Arabi Enertech since 2006 and have an excellent relationship with them. We look forward to seeing them continue to develop their presence in Kuwait.”
Arabi Enertech was founded in 1978 and works mainly in the contracting, construction and oil and gas industries in Kuwait.