Descon takes delivery of four Tadano rough-terrain cranes for UAE operations
30 Aug 2022
Pakistani engineering major to put its new crane units bought from local Tadano dealer United Alsaqer Heavy Equipment to use in Abu Dhabi gas project
Descon Engineering has taken delivery of four new Tadano rough-terrain cranes for its United Arab Emirates operations.
Descon Engineering Limited, or DEL, is Pakistan’s leading large-scale engineering company, with diversified interests in several engineering fields, including in oil & gas, chemical and cement plants, dams/barrages and canals, power and renewables. It also has international operations throughout the GCC region, Iraq and South Africa.
The new cranes will go straight to work at the company’s projects in the Gasco Habshan 5 gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi.
Descon purchased the Tadano RTCs through United Alsaqer Heavy Equipment, the Japanese crane giant’s UAE distributor. The order includes a 50-tonne GR-500EX-3 with a 33-metre main boom, an 80t GR-800EX-3 with 47.1m boom and two 100t GR-1000EX-4 units with 51m booms and 10.1-17.7m swingaway for a maximum tip height of 69m.
Imran Chaudhry, operations manager at Descon, said: “There are three main reasons for choosing Tadano rough terrain cranes: their reliability, their high safety standard and their ease of maintenance. That is why we decided to order the four new cranes for our branch in the United Arab Emirates.
"On this project we are only using machinery and equipment that meets the very highest standards. The Tadano cranes definitely fit into this category with their high reliability. They will ensure smooth operation on our construction site day and night."