Officials after signing the deal for the crawler crane.

Tadano, one of the largest Japan-based manufacturers of cranes and aerial work platforms, said it has secured a significant order from Kuwaiti construction company NBTC for its Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane that boasts a maximum capacity of 1,600 tonnes.

NBTC owns more than 4,000 vehicles and construction equipment units, including 200 cranes and 46 multi-axle liners.

The new crane will be used by NBTC Group’s key unit KGA Group for its upcoming projects in Kuwait.

With a rated lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes, the CC 8800-1 is one of the most powerful lattice boom crawler cranes in the market, Tadano stated.

The Kuwaiti construction company said it will be using the versatile large crane for all types of infrastructure and oil projects in the Middle East, for in-house projects as well as for external clients.

Moreover, with the crane, the NBTC Equipment Division expands its equipment leasing offer for the Middle East. And even though the CC 8800-1 is not KGA/NBTC’s first Demag crane, the purchase still marks a first: It is the first brand new Demag to join its fleet.