Dubai based crane rental group, Al Faris has confirmed an order for 27 new Liebherr mobile cranes, following the completion of its 24 unit Liebherr order for 2022.
The 24 cranes with capacities from 110 to the 700 tonne LTM 1650-8.1 - included four 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 eight axle All Terrains, taking the number of this model in the Al Faris fleet to 15 - the world’s largest LTM 1500 fleet.
The new order includes six units of the new 300 tonne six axle, single engine LTM 1300-6.3s launched last year, with an eight section 90 metre telescopic main boom, VarioBallast adjustable counterweight and the VarioBase outrigger set up and monitoring.
The company's managing partner Hillary Pinto said: "The LTM 1500-8.1 is my absolute favourite crane from Ehingen. "Liebherr is the manufacturer with the most comprehensive portfolio of modern and reliable products that always represent the benchmark in their class. In addition, it is continuously optimising its after-sales service, which is so immensely important for crane rental companies. Liebherr is not simply our supplier, but was and is rather a crucial partner in Al Faris' long success story. Together we will continue on the path of healthy and successful growth."
Fellow shareholder Keonne Pinto added: "The concept of the LTM 1300-6.3 with its 90 metre telescopic boom combined with compact dimensions is perfect for universal operations here in the Middle East, especially in the energy sector. This type of crane is eagerly awaited in the UAE and Saudi Arabia."
The Al Faris Group was founded in 1992 and is now the largest crane and heavy transport company in the Middle East with around 3,600 employees spread across six branches in the United Arab Emirates, three sites in Saudi Arabia and one outlet in Bahrain. Its current crane fleet includes 460 Liebherrs with All Terrains from the 30 tonne LTM 1030-2.1 to the 1,200 tonne LTM 11200-9.1 and crawler cranes from the 350 tonne LR 1350 to the 1,000 tonne LR 11000.