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Dubai Sea Wall Project Takes “Balanced” Approach To Land Reclamation With SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ

Reaching out to 115 ft. (35 m), the SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ precisely place rocks weighing up to 7 tons to construct a new seawall on the coast of Dubai.

Dubai – Taking the lead in construction of a massive sea wall to create new building space for this burgeoning economy, Bilal General Transport LLC (BGT) has deployed SENNEBOGEN’s powerful EQ technology to precisely position stone blocks weighing up to 7 tons.

Dubai’s legendary economic growth on the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has put a premium on every square foot of buildable land – and a demand to capture more of it. BGT has been a leading contractor in the region for more than 20 years. The La Mer project, BGT’s latest undertaking, aims to create nearly 250 acres (1 million square meters) of new space for urban expansion. To achieve this, BGT will have to move around 11 million yards (9 million m3) of sand and up to 6.5 million tons of rock.

With a reach of up to 115 ft. (35 m), the SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ material handler is ideally configured to allow BGT operators to place rip-rap stones for the new sea wall with pinpoint precision. Fitted with an orange peel grapple, the 880 EQ is able to position the huge rocks, accurate to within less than one inch. Using a GPS system to achieve precise placement even under water, BGT with its 880 EQ is re-molding Dubai’s coastal profile like part of a gigantic puzzle.

It’s fast, too. The operator can place materials with unerring accuracy in as little as 40 seconds. The limited reach of machines used previously required coordination of water-based as well land-based equipment to fit the rocks into place. The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ now accomplishes the same work on land. As a result, work is no longer constrained by the tides, or the complexity of the situation.

Operators have an ideal overview of their work zone from the elevating SENNEBOGEN Portcab, combining line-of-sight with GPS to move each of the huge rocks into place accurately in as little as 40 seconds.

SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ: Optimized for the demands of constant use
Delivered to BGT in 2016, the 880 EQ is powered by a 635 HP (470 kW) diesel engine and a crawler track undercarriage. The upper carriage sits on a 10 ft. (3.30 m) pylon and is equipped with the large SENNEBOGEN’s Portcab. Thanks to the elevated and forward placement of the cab, it offers the operator an ideal overview of the work zone and target area through 360˚ and downward through its floor window.

The counterbalance design of SENNEBOGEN’s equilibrium cranes lets the 880 EQ take on the heaviest projects with exceptional efficiency, while generating significant savings in operating costs. SENNEBOGEN’s EQ principle responds to shifting loads dynamically with interconnected counterweights, effectively reducing its consumption of diesel fuel by up to 50%.


SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 65 years. Based in Stanley, North Carolina, within the greater Charlotte region, SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application. Established in America in the year 2000, SENNEBOGEN LLC has quickly become a leading provider of specialized equipment solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, demolition, barge and port operations, log-handling, transfer stations, waste facilities and the tree care industry from coast to coast. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN LLC sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability.

For more information on the full line of SENNEBOGEN green line material handlers, contact:

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