Saudi Arabia’s Tamimi Rentals has ordered 50 units of Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes (RTC) to drive its expansion and help it win more work in the kingdom’s oil & gas fields.
According to an announcement by Manitowoc, the owners of the Grove brand, the first GRT8100 cranes have already been delivered to Tamimi Rentals, with others to follow over the coming months. The 50 new cranes will join a fleet that already includes over 40 Grove all-terrain cranes, as well as a number of older RTCs. They will be dispatched to a range of job-sites where typical lifts will include placing heavy machinery at shorter radii, for example when moving rigs, or lighter picks, working with fully extended booms for longer periods.
Mohammed Fahad S Al-Tamimi, CEO of Fahad S Al Tamimi & Partners Co (Tamimi Rentals), said: “We chose Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes because they have a very good load chart which is about 25% stronger than competitive machines. We also liked the precise and customisable movements that the Crane Control System (CCS) offers. Having close control is very important when lifting complex and expensive equipment around oil rigs. In addition, we know that Grove cranes are reliable, having operated many all-terrain and rough-terrain cranes from the company down the years, and we have a strong relationship with our local dealer, Kanoo Machinery.”
According to Manitowoc, Grove RTCs have long been the most popular choice for oil & gas work, with their reliability, strength and versatility ensuring the widest possible job scope on oilfields. Given the variety of projects lined up for the GRT8100 cranes, Tamimi Rentals will be able to take full advantage of the crane’s 100t maximum capacity combined with a five-section, full power boom that extends up to 47m, and which can increase its length to 64m with the use of a jib. Power comes from a Cummins QSB6.7L engine and the model offers an overall GVW of nearly 55t.
Tamimi Rentals currently runs a range of Grove all-terrain cranes from the manufacturer’s 4, 5, 6 and 7-axle categories, as well as a number of RTCs, some of which were purchased several decades ago, said Manitowoc. All of these were supplied via Kanoo Machinery, and the close partnership between the two companies was another reason for this latest large purchase, explained Manoj Tripathy, CEO of Kanoo.
“Tamimi Rentals has been our customer for a long time and we appreciate their continued confidence in Kanoo and Manitowoc with this latest investment. We hope to strengthen our partnership and continue to provide exceptional service in the years to come,” Tripathy said.