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Potain MDT 259 J12

Potain cranes construct sustainable community in Abu Dhabi

Two new Potain MDT 259 J12 CCS tower cranes are helping construct a 102,000 m2 residential complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masdar Institute Neighborhood project is being developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. (Masdar) and Mubadala Development Co.


Contractor Six Construct chose the tower cranes for their high capacity, and they were supplied through NFT, Potain’s Abu Dhabi-based distribution partner. The MDT 259 J12 has a maximum capacity of 12 t and a maximum tip capacity of 2.9 t. It also features a maximum radius of 65 m and a hook height per base of 71.2 m.

Operations are controlled via the unique Crane Control System (CCS) from Manitowoc. CCS offers a user-friendly interface, full graphic display, ergonomic controls, a jog dial for easier navigation and data input, enhancing operator familiarization and serviceability.

The cranes were installed at the end of January by NFT and will remain on the project until its completion, scheduled for June 2019. The Masdar Institute Neighborhood project is part of a sustainable community development offering 500-residential units of one and two-bedroom apartments. Project amenities include a gym, retail facilities as well as pedestrian-friendly walkways.