Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Artificial islands, gigantic shopping malls and ever new record heights of skyscrapers testify to the construction boom in the United Arab Emirates. But the time of superlatives on the Gulf is by no means over yet. On the contrary, in the capital of Abu Dhabi, for example, a completely new district is currently being developed which, after completion of the construction works, is to provide new homes for 22,000 people. Apart from 2,700 apartments and 13 schools, restaurants and parks will also offer people an attractive space to while the time away in this new development with an overall area of 570 hectares.
To ensure that the ground can accommodate the loads imposed on it by the planned structures, it must be compacted and its load bearing capacity improved. For carrying out this work, Menard Vibro Middle East (Dubai), a customer of Bauer Maschinen, relies on the performance capacity of the innovative and technically advanced BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane. The MC duty-cycle crane series by Bauer has been developed and rigorously expanded specifically for use as a base carrier for BC trench cutters as well as diaphragm wall grabs, with the result that Bauer machines of this type are now available for all specialist foundation engineering processes.
A precondition for the deployment of the MC machines for dynamic compaction is the state-of-the-art winch system with fully automatic control. This innovative technology provides the customer with a significant advantage in terms of machine efficiency and process optimization on the construction site. The machine operator simply inputs the required target parameters into the intelligent control system of the machine, such as the degree of compaction and the specified number of impacts. A heavy drop weight or pounder is then dropped repeatedly on the ground from a great height fully automatically and without specific control interventions – a significant performance boost in operator comfort. The high kinetic energy released on impact penetrates into deeper soil layers and leads to the desired compaction as a result of forced rearrangement of the soil particles.
The high-performance diesel engine and the 35 tonne winches of the BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane guarantee shortest cycle times and maximum productivity. The machine also scores by way of the highest level of stability: the large footprint of the undercarriage, a 45 tonne counterweight and the robust tubular lattice boom are optimally designed for the extreme load peaks associated with dynamic compaction operations.
The BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane has already proved itself on site: the machine is characterized by reliable operation with very high levels of productivity and low fuel consumption. The state-of-the-art, fully automated control system supports the machine operator perfectly in the wear-optimized operation of the machine and guarantees maximum comfort.