UNIC Mini Spider Cranes are used in Metro2020 Project.


Spider Plus recently supported Al Jaber Engineering for their Steel Erection works within a new Metro Depot located in Jebel Ali. The project is part of Dubai’s Metro2020 expansion initiative. 

Two Unic URW376 Mini Spider Cranes were utilized to install the steel structure within the depot. This involved some very intricate confined space lifting of steel beams weighing up to 700kg each. Although the compact size of the URW376 and capacity of up to 2.9Te meant this difficult task was quite achievable.

The cranes had to be moved through narrow passageways within the site with care. And the cranes had to be operated in close proximity to existing steel work, which meant that delicate operation was required. Spider Plus provided training to allow Al Jaber Engineering to utilize their own personnel when performing the work, and advised on access and egress methods for the equipment.

The utilization of the UNIC Mini Spider Cranes on the project allowed completion of the steel work a full one month ahead of schedule. With the planned duration being 3 months for erection, this meant a full 33% saving of both time and cost.