Liwa will represent Mechan’s entire range of handling products, including freestanding and wall-mounted jib cranes, across the UAE. This will see it pitching Mechan’s lifting and rail depot maintenance equipment to the petrochemical and emerging rail markets in the area.

Mechan’s jib cranes are available in more than 700 standard formats with capacities ranging from 125kg to 5,000kg, and have been installed in primary metal processing, power generation, petrochemical and marine applications.

Richard Carr, Mechan’s managing director, said: “Liwa not only has existing links to the petrochemicals industry that could be very valuable to Mechan, but also appears to be attuned to recent rail developments, such as the much anticipated Abu Dhabi Metro and Union Railway project.

“We have every confidence that the firm will be an excellent mouthpiece for us in a geographic area that has great potential for our products.”