03/25/2020 69 mobile and crawler cranes – Al Faris places major order with Liebherr

  • Al Faris places order for mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 50 to 650 tonnes and crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 400 to 800 tonnes
  • Order worth around 80 million euros
  • Al Faris has more than 600 Liebherr cranes in its fleet

Al Faris Group has placed an order with Liebherr for 69 mobile and crawler cranes. The crane company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has ordered cranes worth around 80 million euros. The order includes two LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes, mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 55 to 650 tonnes and three crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 400 to 800 tonnes.

Hand over at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen. F.l.t.r.: Holger Amann (Liebherr Middle East FZE), Hillary Pinto (Al Faris Gruppe), Christoph Kleiner, Georg Reinbold (both Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

Hand over at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen. F.l.t.r.: Holger Amann (Liebherr Middle East FZE), Hillary Pinto (Al Faris Gruppe), Christoph Kleiner, Georg Reinbold (both Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

The new order includes 12 LTM 1230-5.1 models and one LTM 1500-8.1. The latter was officially handed over to Al Faris in February in Dubai, together with the first LTM 1230-5.1, which is also the very first of its kind in the Middle East. The LTM 1500-8.1 is now the twelfth Liebherr 500 tonne crane owned by the company, making it the largest fleet of LTM 1500-8.1 cranes in the Middle East. According to Mr Hillary Pinto, Managing Partner in the company, it is his “absolute favourite crane”.

Al Faris also ordered two LTM 1650-8.1 cranes, which are scheduled for delivery in 2022. Liebherr unveiled the LTM 1650-8.1, the successor to the LTM 1500-8.1, at the Bauma 2019. The new crane is significantly more powerful and continues the successful concept of its predecessor with two telescopic boom lengths, 54 and 80 metres for the LTM 1650-8.1.

In addition to the time-tested LR 1400/1 and LR 1600/2 crawler cranes, Al Faris also decided to purchase the new LR 1800-1.0. This Liebherr 800 tonne crawler crane is designed to be a particularly powerful industrial crane, but can also be fitted with special equipment to make it ideal for erecting the latest generation of wind turbines.

Longstanding cooperation

Al Faris is one of Liebherr’s largest customers in the world and currently has over 600 Liebherr cranes in its fleet. In the past two years alone, Al Faris has received around 60 mobile cranes from Liebherr. Al Faris Group based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was founded in 1992 and can now look back at 27 years of successful company history. Al Faris is the largest crane and transport vehicle rental company in the whole of the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. The core business of the group is mobile crane rental. Furthermore, Al Faris can supply a complete engineering and management package for heavy haulage and hoisting projects. The company has a workforce of over 3200 in six branches in the United Arab Emirates, three sites in Saudi Arabia and one outlet in Bahrain. Its current fleet includes over 2450 cranes, heavy haulage vehicles and other heavy equipment.

Some of the newly ordered cranes will be used for the company’s massive expansion plans in the MENA Region.