Pega graps Burj Dubai hoists contract

24 April 2008

Fourteen massive passenger hoists manufactured by Czech company Pega Hoist will be used on the construction of the 729 m high Burj Dubai tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The tower, being built by a contractors Arabtec Construction, Samsung and Besix, will be the world’s tallest building when completed at the end of 2008.

The hoists - six of which were on site by July - were among 20 Pega units sold to Arabtec under a US$5 million con-tract with Pega’s recently appointed UAE dealer, Nouman Fouad Trading (NFT). NFT is a Potain tower crane dealer.

The Burj Dubai tower, being developed by Emaar Properties and designed by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will combine a hotel, residential apartments, offices and a telecommunication center. (Photos courtesy of Doka, which is supplying concrete formwork for the tower.)

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