Potains on Mumbai mega structure
By Sarah Ann McCay08 July 2012
Arabian Construction Company and Simplex Infrastructures, as the contractors behind the development of India's first ‘mega structure', brought in three Potain cranes to assist in construction of the 442 m tall World One Tower in Mumbai.
The MR 160 Cs are in the building's superstructure as internal climbing cranes. The luffing jib cranes are being used to lift 250,000 cubic metres of concrete, 35,000 tonnes of steel rebar and 40,000 square metres of glass that will make up the R 2,200 crore (US$ 440 million) project. All three cranes are working at their maximum capacity of 10 tonnes.
Two of the MR 160 Cs were purchased for the project from Infinity Solutions, the Potain dealer in Mumbai, while the third was shipped over from a previous job in Dubai.
World One Tower will be the tallest residential tower in the world, with 117 storeys, when it tops out in 2014. The mixed-use development will comprise 300 apartments, a clubhouse and spa, an office complex and sports centre.