Gate District Towers - United Arab Emirates
Lifting of two segments of a sky bridge and cantilever segments


Lifting of two roof bridge box girders and two cantilever segments.

Lifting distance: 230m

Weight of bridge parts: 750t each

Lifting speed: 20m/h

Cantilever parts: 160t and 300t

Lifting speed: 18m/h


Sourouh, Dubai, UAE


Arabian Construction Company/Eversendai, Dubai, UAE


VSL Middle East
together with
VSL Heavy Lifting Switzerland


December 2011 - June 2012

Project Description

Al Reem Island is a residential, commercial and business mega project to be built on the natural island of Al Reem Isle, located off the north-eastern coast of Abu Dhabi city. The Gate District will be the stunning entrance of the whole development. The Gate Dsitrict Towers are combined by the today´s highest penthouse bridge at a heigth of 245m. The bridge is built linking all three towers and cantilevers 25m beyond at one side.

For installing the bridge box girders and the cantilever segments our client Eversendai dicided to assemble the segments on ground level and lift them to their final position using the VSL Heavy Lifting strand jacking system.

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