Byrne geared to cater to upsurge in hoists market
The GCC's construction is now entering a phase of bouyancy after a slow period in the aftermath of the pandemic and this is having a positive impact on Byrne Equipment Rental's hoist & access operations, says a senior official of one of the largest plant and equipment rental in the Middle East.
“Old projects that were stalled have been given the green light, generating a huge demand for hoists in particular. The return of many long-term projects has also generated demand for mast climbers, predominantly for cladding and fabrication works in the construction and oil and gas industries, and the momentum has started shifting with an increased number going out for hire,” Ranjit Kumar, the new Business Development Manager for Hoist & Mast Climbers at Byrne Equipment Rental, told Gulf Construction.
Among the several developments that Byrne is involved with is a unique project involving the application of a hoist at a height of 130 m for a 40-storey residential building. This hoist has been on hire since February 2022 and will continue in operation at the site until the end of next year, he pointed out.
Byrne is also engaged on many other projects that are under way as well as others in the pipeline across the GCC. Some of these projects are located in Abu Dhabi, where the emirate’s Economic Vision 2030 has kick started several developments in line with its plans for more leisure, entertainment and tourism facilities. “The market in Saudi Arabia is also extremely encouraging for us, with the Saudi Vision 2030 generating numerous projects in the areas of Neom, Jeddah, Riyadh and the Red Sea for new builds and the corresponding finishing works of cladding and profiles,” Kumar said.
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