IDP supplies over 35 Potain cranes in Egypt

Over 35 Potain tower cranes are working on the construction of the New El Alamein City, an urban development being built on Egypt’s northern coast. The cranes were sold by International Development Programmes (IDP), Potain’s dealer for Egypt. The high-profile project will offer year-round living and accommodate a population of over three million across an area of 21,000 hectares. The new city will house hotels, universities, sports clubs, entertainment outlets, residential units, business centers and even a scientific research centre.

The fleet of Potain cranes onsite includes MCT 85, MCT 205, MC 235 C and MC 310 K12 models. All are built at the Potain factory in Zhangjiagang, China and selected for their reliability and performance. Two of the preferred choices for the site are the MCT 85 and MCT 205, both topless models. The MCT 85 is the successor to the popular MCi 85 A. It offers a maximum jib length of 52 m and a tip load of 1.1 t. Its maximum capacity is 5 t. The MCT 205 is a topless crane with a maximum capacity of 10 t. It can lift 1.75 t at its maximum jib end of 65 m.

The cranes began arriving on site in 2018, and are configured at working heights of between 40 m and 180 m, with jib lengths ranging from 50 m to 70 m. The cranes work around the clock rotating between three shifts daily, lifting loads from 5 t to 12 t and are expected to be on site for at least five years.

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