Premiere of Putzmeister new tubular column system RS850 in U.A.E.
Al Falah truck-mixer on site
On 27.1.2009 the new tubular column system RS 850 was installed for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
The customer, Al Falah Ready-mix, has purchased four units MX 32-T on the new column system end of last year and has confirmed the order of additional units during 2009.
The Abu Dhabi based company Al Falah Ready-mix was founded in 1997 and is one of the key players in the U.A.E.s’ Ready-mix market. Of course All Falah is one of the most important customers of Putzmeister and the local Putzmeister partner German Gulf Enterprises. The three companies have a very strong relationship since many years.
Preparation of the equipment on site: first column section ready for installation
For their new project Jumeirah Islands Height which is located within the Jumeirah Lakes Towers development in Dubai, Al Falah is using two of the new purchased placing booms. In addition a stationary pump BSA 2110 HP-D out of their fleet will pump the concrete through the two booms.
The main contractor for the project is a Joint Venture of Al Ghandi and C.C.I.C., which is one of the biggest construction companies worldwide.
Blue placing boom in front of skyline of Jumeirah Lakes Towers
As the RS 850 system was new to all involved parties, the local Putzmeister dealer German Gulf Enterprises and the project engineers from Putzmeister Middle East supported the installation in order to introduce the advantages and changes of the new system, so it was also a kind of product training for customer and dealer.
The second placing boom has also been successfully installed after several days at the same job site.
|Floor opening with corner brackets ready for installation of the column
||New column being inserted through the slab
Due to the new climbing and support system there were several smaller modifications required on site but after all issues were solved the installation of the two placing booms itself proceeded without any problems due to the new features of the RS 850 which make the assembly and installation very simple.
In order to show once again its position as a technology leader in concrete pumping technology Putzmeister developed the new column system RS850 in 2007 as an improvement of the old column system that in the meantime has been adapted by many competitors in the market. This new system definitely is a large step ahead and the new chosen colours, blue for the boom itself and cream white for the column, also underline the difference to the available equipment in the market.
…after the installation of both booms
The RS 850 system was first introduced at the Opernturm Project in Frankfurt, Germany. Here it is still proving its advantages such as no required counterweights up to 36m placing booms, pin connection for easy assembly, automatic self-climbing system, etc.
Putzmeister team in front of the placing boom