On a construction site of the CBD project in Egypt's new capital, the first Chinese heavy-duty tower crane, XGT7020-10, was rising up in a blink of an eye over an expanse of sand dunes.
From foundation setting to final commissioning, the whole installation process was completed within just 5 days.
China replayed its efficient feat on January 19, 2019, one year later, in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, kicking off a spectacular construction spree in the Central Business District.
Design Sketch of the CBD Project in the New Capital of Egypt
The CBD Project in the New Capital of Egypt, a key part of the expansive BRI program, promises to usher in a new era for the country, and will reposition its capital city well to compete against modern metropolises around the world. Besides being home to a world-class upscale CBD in its true sense and the tallest mansion towering over the whole Africa, the project will greatly contribute to development of the Suez Canal Economic Corridor and the Red Sea Economic Zone, providing a strong boost to accomplishing its national revitalization plan. On the strength of the outstanding performance of its XGT7020-10 tower cranes, XCMG was awarded in Nov. 2018, hands down, the contract for the main body section of the landmark complex in the CBD project, the largest-ever project deal in Egypt for a Chinese entity.
At Short Notice, XCMG Tower Cranes Arrived at the P5 Section Construction Site in CBD Project of the New Egyptian Capital
Unlike back at home, there are demanding accuracy requirements on tower crane installation in other countries. In strange places, you can expect no concession in these requirements. Any small deviation might be a big drag on your progress, and would court complaints from your customers!
—Nan Hu, XCMG Resident Engineer at Egypt
How did XCMG complete an efficient assembly and discontinuous installation of these tower cranes?
You might get some clues of it from the below.
Superb Techniques: XCMG has main chords of its tower cranes manufactured in industry-leading automation production lines, and ensures a consistent installation precision through automatic welding of primary welding lines done by welding robots and jointly controlled positioners.
User-friendly Design: Efficient and time-saving modular design, such as prepackaged crane booms, directly-fitted mounted devices and one-piece operator cabins, makes it simpler and easier to assemble/disassemble and set up/dismantle, raising the overall efficiency by 20%-30%.
Sincere Service: working on the site for 2 whole days in a row, XCMG’s resident engineers cooperated closely with overseas staffers from the project contractor—an arm of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). Driven by their strong sense of sincere services and drawing on their rich expertise, these resident servicemen conducted strict real-time control over all steps and details throughout the whole process amid strong winds and scorching sunshine unique to desert regions, setting a new efficiency record for tower crane installation in China’s infrastructure construction history: within 5 days from the foundation placement to the final commission!
Quick Coupling Connector for a Crane Boom
The Operator Cabin was Lifting as a Whole Piece on the Site.
Thank XCMG for its around-the-clock support over the excessively stressful week of the tower crane installation. Operational effectiveness is among winning marketing tools. Having a capable partner as you, we are sure to have bigger successes. And going forward, we are looking forward to better services from you!
_____Egyptian New Capital CBD Project Department of CSCEC’s Project Division