Saudi Arabia-based industrial service provider Expertise Contracting Company (Expertise) has placed an order for 79 Demag cranes, representing not only the biggest order in 15 years for Demag but also the largest ever from a customer in Saudi Arabia, said the company.
Among the new additions are 50 Demag AC 55-3, 17 AC 130-5, 11 AC 250-5 and one AC 500-8. Expertise says it serves over 1,500 customers from the petrochemical industry, oil and gas production industry, energy industry, and other industrial sectors all over the Middle East. The large number of all-terrain cranes were required as the result of a winning bid for a project for the world’s largest oil production company, Saudi Aramco.
In addition to its headquarters in Jubail Industrial City, Expertise runs an additional 13 branches in Saudi Arabia and has a fleet of nearly 4,000 vehicles and machines, In terms of crane services, the company possesses a fleet of all-terrain cranes, rough-terrain cranes, crawler cranes, truck-mounted cranes, and city cranes with lifting capacities ranging from eight to 1,200 tonnes.
The contract was signed in Zweibrücken, Germany, in the presence of Expertise president and CEO Mohammed Ashif, Expertise industrial services director Mahammad Ashpak, Tadano Demag GmbH CEO Jens Ennen, Tadano Demag vice president of production Jan Wieser, Tadano Middle East senior sales manager Deepak Jain and Tadano Middle East service technician Benjamin Bernhardt.
Upon signing the contract, Mohammed Ashif, executive president and CEO, Expertise Contracting Company, said: “Demag cranes have a sterling reputation throughout the Arab world, and our experience reflects that, so it went without saying that they’d be our cranes of choice for this project as well.”
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