Seven Raimondi tower cranes at work for the Middle East’s premier student accommodation complex

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Five MRT294s and two ER240s were deployed at Nest, part of Arada’s Aljada megaproject in Sharjah.

Raimondi Middle East deployed seven cranes for the construction of Nest, an integrated student complex located at the Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates.

Developed by Arada, Aljada is one of the largest and most complex job sites in the region, with a number of different residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment, commercial, education and healthcare components.

“Our relationship with Arada continues to grow with this latest machine rental. We are pleased to supply Arada with five Raimondi MRT294 flattop tower cranes and two ER240 hammerheads; all with good lifting capabilities, that more than meet the needs of the build on site at Aljada,” said Wael Hasan, Commercial Director, Raimondi Middle East.

Scheduled for completion by the end of 2022, Nest is the UAE’s premier integrated student housing complex, consisting of 12 five-storey apartment blocks over a 388,000 square foot area. Located within the Aljada master plan, Nest is just a short walk from the University City of Sharjah, one of the largest education hubs in the region. Nest’s list of facilities includes an art studio, a music hall, a library, a running track that surrounds the complex, an amphitheatre and a central dining hall, as well as swimming pools, gyms, and study areas.

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Erected earlier in the year, the MRT294s 16tn, are all freestanding at heights ranging from 37m to 53.1m with jib lengths ranging between 46m and 50m. “The MRT294 flattop remains one of the bestselling models in the region due to its maximum lifting capacity of 16tn and its durability in challenging climate conditions of extreme heat,” he added. The two ER240 hammerhead cranes, chosen for the model’s 14tn maximum lifting capacity, are both at work with 50m jib and height under the hook (HUH) of 35.4m and 37m respectively.

“Due to the number of cranes involved in the project, Raimondi Middle East carefully studied the positioning and the erection procedures of each machine. In addition, to ensure excellent after sales service, our technical department continues to support Arada jobsites with regular maintenance and periodic checkups,” he said. “We are delighted to play a key role in the construction of Sharjah’s new mega-city. Currently, we have 24 Raimondi tower cranes actively at work on Arada’s jobsites,” Hasan concluded.

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