Official agent of Raimondi Cranes in Turkey, AKEM Group, erected an MRT159 crane on the Downtown Bursa jobsite as the first of a total of six topless tower cranes planned for the project. Currently at work, the Raimondi MRT159 with a Height Under Hook (HUH) of 48 m and a jib length of 65 m, will reach a final HUH of 98 m with two collars. The cranes are all rented by the project developer from the AKEM Group fleet, and are planned to be operational for varying periods ranging from 20-28 months.
The site planning configuration regime includes four additional 8-tonne Raimondi MRT159s with final HUHs of 80 m and one collar each, all with an initial HUH of 60 m and jibs lengths of 65 m. The sixth crane, a Raimondi 8-tonne MRT152 beginning with an HUH of 54 m, will reach a final HUH of 80 m with one collar and a jib length of 65 m. "AKEM supplied three of our technicians for the jobsite installation including one Erection Supervisor, who is responsible for all safety considerations. We had presented our install and dismantle plans to our client early in the conversations, and went forward as per the initial strategy which included a 200 tonne mobile crane," said H Okan Deligz, General Manager, AKEM Group.