National Project & Construction (NPC) has installed two MRT294 topless tower cranes for the construction of Abu Dhabi-listed developer Aldar’s Water’s Edge homes within Yas Island.

In a statement, crane manufacturing giant Raimondi Cranes Middle East said the machines are currently in operation, with a height-under-hook of 62.5m and jib lengths of 60m. The crane firm has delivered technical support for the contractor’s work on the project as well, covering features such as maximum freestanding heights and site erection planning.

The $653.4m (AED2.4bn) Water’s Edge development on Yas Island comprises studios, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments across 13 apartment buildings, in addition to an 800m promenade.

Both cranes are a part of NPC’s fleet at the moment, Raimondi Cranes Middle East said, adding that they have “been put to work across the contractor’s many ongoing projects” in the country.

Commenting on the deployment, Wael Hasan, Middle East commercial director at Raimondi Cranes, said the MRT294 range is particularly sought-after for its “ability to reach a freestanding height of 65m”, according to the statement.

He continued: “As one of Raimondi’s heaviest lifters, the MRT294s are a very suitable fit for this project. The maximum capacity of this model is 16 tonnes, and it has enabled NPC to relocate it repeatedly to many of their landmark jobsites in the country.

“We have repeatedly cooperated with NPC to support its work on various projects as valued Raimondi customers, [and] were pleased to support its latest development by activating Raimondi’s Technical Office to meet our customer needs efficiently.”