Dubai-based Salim Equipment Rental has taken delivery of two Liebherr HS 8130.1 duty cycle crawler cranes as part of its fleet expansion to offer services to the specialised foundation industry in the region.
The two HS 8130.1 units were delivered by Liebherr earlier this year to the company, which is based out the Jebel Ali Free Zone, and operates in a joint venture with its partner Daikyo Kenki Co. Ltd, from Tokyo, Japan. The local representatives of Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH in Dubai handed over the two 130t crawlers to Salim Equipment Rental LLC in Dubai in July.
A statement from Liebherr said Sajil Salim and Ryuichi Uchida, co-owners of the machines, investigated the market and decided that the HS 8130.1 is the perfect equipment to start this new business segment.
“Not only the proven technology for operation in the harsh environment, but also the local support from Liebherr’s own service organisations in the Middle East convinced Mr. Salim. The cranes were delivered in July and handed over by Liebherr representatives, Knut Brandenburg and Samir Hussein,” said the statement from Liebherr.
Owing to the restrictions due to the Covid-19 situation, Uchida was not able to attend the handover ceremony in Dubai, where Salim received the cranes from Liebherr.
Equipped with the latest Liebherr technology, including the automated freefall system and Liebherr’s duty cycle features, the cranes are perfectly configured for the Middle East, added the manufacturer. Both cranes have already been assigned to a job-site in the UAE where they will be working for the next few months.