Kuwait’s NBTC orders 1600t-capacity Demag lattice boom crawler crane
11 Jan 2023
KGA Group company to use new crane in upcoming projects, as well as make it part of its rental and heavy-lifting projects fleet for the Middle East
Kuwait-based NBTC has placed an order for a new Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane, which will be a “significant upgrade” for its fleet and will be used in its upcoming projects in the country, while also becoming part of its equipment leasing proposition for the entire Middle East.
An announcement from Tadano-owned Demag said that NBTC ordered the Demag CC 8800-1 keeping in view the crane’s capacity and performance. It added that “the people at NBTC are thoroughly familiar with the qualities of Demag cranes”, as the KGA Group company already has several Demag units in its fleet.
K. G. Abraham, chairman, KGA Group, said: “We not only have numerous Demag all-terrain cranes in our fleet, but also three lattice boom crawler cranes, two CC 3800-1 and a CC 2400 1, that have demonstrated their incredible reliability and powerful performance characteristics time and time again for years now.
“NBTC has now ordered a Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane with its maximum capacity of 1600t – a significant upgrade for the fleet with the crane’s enormous load moment of close to 27,500 tonne-metres.”
According to Demag, this performance level was one of the many reasons why Abraham’s company decided on the Demag CC 8800-1 in order to take care of an upcoming large-scale project, meaning that extremely demanding work is already awaiting the crane and its debut.
KGA/NBTC Group will be using the CC 8800-1 for their upcoming projects in Kuwait. In addition, the company will be using the versatile large crane for all types of infrastructure and oil projects throughout the entire Middle East, for in-house projects as well as for external clients.
Demag’s statement added that, with the crane, the NBTC Equipment Division expands its equipment leasing offer for the Middle East. And even though the CC 8800-1 is not KGA/NBTC’s first Demag crane, the purchase still marks a first: It is the first brand new Demag to join the company’s fleet.
“NBTC owns more than 4,000 vehicles and construction equipment units, including 200 cranes and 46 multi-axle liners, which put the group in a perfect position to cover the requirements of the oil & gas sector,” the statement added.
The Demag CC 8800-1 is scheduled to be delivered to the KGA Group in the second quarter of 2023.