ATS CRANES is the official distributor of VERLINDE Lifting Equipment in Qatar. Associated with various brands of slings and cables, power supply and radio control systems, the company provides professional electro-mechanical and lifting services and solutions for its customers in a competitive and productive environment. ATS CRANES also performs annual maintenance, servicing, and refurbishment of various brands of overhead cranes and hoists by providing authentic spare parts to meet customer leadtime requirements resulting in reduced downtime. Founded in 2005, it now has a workforce of 350.
A large-scale project in Qatar
ATS CRANES was approached to supply two jib cranes to ISF camps (Internal Security Forces) at Al Duhail near Doha in Qatar. ISF is a large scale project whose delivery is planned for 2025 and for mixed use: more than 330 buildings and specialist installations are planned spread over an impressive surface area of 400 hectares. The camp should host a population of almost 20,000 residents and employees. Besides residential buildings, the area is designed to offer functional, administrative and recreational activities such as a five-star hotel and a stadium for 10,000 spectators. This is the first project in Qatar aimed at obtaining QSAS certification (“Qatar Sustainability Assessment System”), whose objective is to promote sustainability in the building industry and to encourage synergy between new forms of development and their environments. The project will embrace vast areas to be developed and infrastructures across the site such as rain water reservoirs for drinking and irrigation purposes of a total capacity of some 65,000 m3, roughly 12 km of roads, various surface and underground parking lots or even a secured boundary wall 9 metres high together with its associated main entrance.
Tough and well-designed jib cranes
ATS CRANES was consulted for the installation of two EUROSTYLE type VFM 1.25 t jib cranes with an 8 m motorized full revolution boom and EUROCHAIN VR electric chain hoists for the maintenance of the drinking water pumping station. The jib cranes will be used for lifting pumps and accessories during maintenance, as well as for loading and unloading material from trucks. The loads to be handled weigh approximately 800 to 900 kg.
For ISF, delivery and installation within a specific timeframe were essential and the ATS team, in coordination with VERLINDE, respected its commitment. The jib crane was designed according to the 1/2 customer’s specifications and is suited for operation in a hot and humid outdoor environment. Its design is stylish. This last point was particularly important since the jib cranes are located next to the indoor garden/park and therefore visible from a great distance.
ISF had already called on ATS CRANES in 2016 for the installation of VERLINDE jib cranes as part of their pumping substation project. This is why they again wanted robust and quality equipment from the VERLINDE brand, as well as a fast and reliable after-sales service from the authorized agents ATS CRANES.
ATS CRANES also had the trust of one of the two main contractors for the MEP engineering works of the project – AL Jaber, with whom they have worked for many years. ATS CRANES has regularly supplied it with VERLINDE equipment for pumping stations.
Rahul Shetty, Managing Director of ATS CRANES, concludes: “The jib cranes we have installed are extremely efficient. Tested on site with 1.25 times their safe working load (SWL), they are well designed and appropriate for the needs of ISF, for handling pumping material in the most difficult of exterior environments. The ATS CRANES team has great experience and will ensure after-sales and fast maintenance operations. We aim for excellence and the satisfaction of our customers.”
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