United Arabian Emirates

Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline

Cable crane system operates in desert-like terrain with an inclination of up to 56°.

  • The ADCOP (Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline) in the United Arabian Emirates runs through desert-like terrain with several steep sections where LCS installed two cable crane systems to provide access for pipe laying. The conditions in this area, with temperatures exceeding 50°C, were challenging.

    LCS’ scope of work included the installation and operation of the cable crane systems. The systems were used to transport various construction material and equipment including bulk material, sandbags and coating material. Furthermore, they were used to transport pipes for the oil pipeline. By using the two separate systems, the pipes could be kept at the exact inclined position for welding works.

    It is no longer necessary to install two separate systems because nowadays cable crane systems are equipped with two independent lifting units.


Techno Engineering Services (Pvt), Ltd.

Project owner

International Petroleum Investment Company


United Arabian Emirates



Total length

1,400 m


up to 56°

Height difference

420 m


9,5 to


pipes, sandbags and construction material

Pipe diameter