The UAE-based tower cranes specialist NFT has won a Samsung megaproject to supply 30 tower cranes in six months for a factory in South Korea, the largest placed at once for a single project in the history of the company
This project is the Samsung Electronic Factory in South Korea where 51 tower cranes will be erected. This project is a significant investment for NFT in Asia.
The job requires the supplied tower cranes to lift heavy steel structure of around 28 tonnes. After a feasibility study, NFT recommended an optimised package that includes a mix of Potain MR 608s and Terex Comedil CTL 630s. NFT signed the contract with Samsung to supply 20 MR 608s and 10 CTL 630 with final heights at 150 metres. Time was of the essence so this combination is the best solution to answer the client?s order as quickly as possible, according to an NFT spokesperson.
The giant luffers, lifting 32 tonnes, will be working for 14 months on a rental basis. NFT began delivering from January 2018, which will continue until June 2018. The contract also includes full service and aftersales support, thanks to NFT?s local partner.
As the only company to be able to deliver 30 tower cranes in six months, NFT was appointed as the main tower crane supplier for the project. This win is another testimonial to NFT?s forward-thinking and risk-taking approach, the company reiterated. It is exactly this competitive advantage that allows NFT to have a stock of 2,000 tower cranes across 20 depots worldwide.
?Every year, we forecast what kind of tower cranes the market will require while working with manufacturer?s production schedules so that when there is a demand, we are ready,? said NFT CEO Nabil Al Zahlawi when speaking about his fleet management strategy.
This project is one of the many megaprojects for NFT in South Korea. A few miles away, NFT?s tower cranes helped build LG?s display factory with 32 tower cranes, ranging from the MD 1100 to the MR 608 and MR 605.
As a leading supplier of tower cranes around the world, NFT continues to invest in its fleet to ensure that all project types can be attended to as quickly as possible and prides itself in its global experience and its fleet size while ensuring it continues to serve its clients proficiently.