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A range of Haulotte aerial work platform machinery is being used in the construction of the Riyadh Metro Project, which is scheduled for completion in 2018
Around 150 units of Haulotte high booms have been supplied by Roots Group Arabia (RGA) to the Riyadh Metro Project. The backbone of this US$22bn project is a fully automated metro driverless system with a total length of close to 176km across six lines with 85 stations.
The company reports that majority of Haulotte models working in building the lines are Haulotte articulated booms (20 metres, 26 metres and 41 metres) and telescopic boom HT23RTJ. The 41 metres model has a maximum outreach of 19.8 metres and a lifting speed of less than 40 seconds, which reduces time and increases productivity. The new range of telescopic booms also has excellent rough terrain capabilities, the company stated.
A large number of Haulotte telehandlers HTL 4017 had supported in digging works in the tunnels with the giant drilling machines to increase the productivity and reduce working time.
According to the company, the power and stability of the Haulotte telehandlers give improved load ratings, which provide high productivity. The company diesel engine has a high economic output enabling load lifting and placing operations to be performed with high precision, a statement by the company described.
Apart from the Riyad Metro, Haulotte has also been involved in major railway projects in the Middle East including Turkey’s high-speed railway line between Ankara and Istanbul and the Dubai Metro.