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System built on industry-proven technology to provide operators with robust, reliable multilateral solutions. (Image source: Halliburton)

Exploration & Production

Halliburton Company has introduced the FlexRite Selective Access multilateral completion system to address more complex and demanding well scenarios 

(L-R): MYCRANE's Piet Kraaijeveld, Andrei Geikalo, Aleksandr Geikalo. (Image source: ADIPEC)


MYCRANE, an Online crane rental platform, has boosted its presence in the Middle East with the launch of its own operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

It follows the recent news that MYCRANE secured a substantial investment in a Series A round to fund the next phase of its global expansion.

The Saudi Arabia operation, announced today at the oil and gas show Adipec, is part of an ongoing growth strategy for the Dubai-based tech platform, which can be used by those working in a wide variety of industries and sectors to hire cranes with a capacity of up to 750 tonnes quickly and efficiently.

“Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision and diversification strategy will be a boost to so many different sectors, so our launch in Saudi Arabia was a natural step,” said Andrei Geikalo, founder and CEO of MYCRANE. “We see no shortage of opportunities, particularly as Saudi Arabia has already committed to almost US$1 trillion worth of construction and infrastructure projects, and announced plans to become a global logistics hub.”

MYCRANE’s Saudi Arabia operation will be overseen by Piet Kraaijeveld, the company’s chief operating officer. Kraaijeveld is no stranger to the Gulf, having worked in the United Arab Emirates for a number of years, including for Mammoet as sales manager for the Middle East and Africa, and as a strategic account manager for Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer.

Kraaijeveld’s first task will be to onboard customers on the MYCRANE platform, help Saudi asset owners partner with MYCRANE to register their cranes, and assist in the recruitment of a network of sales executives throughout the Kingdom.

“The future success of the construction industry depends on its ability to adapt and leverage the latest technology, which is where MYCRANE has a valuable role to play,” said Kraaijeveld. “My career experience puts me in good stead to support our clients as we continue our expansion in the Middle East and beyond.”

Dubai-based MYCRANE currently has more than 3,000 registered customers, and more than 15,000 cranes available to hire at the free-to-use platform. For more information, and to register as a customer or crane rental company, visit

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of Iraq in Baghdad to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 203,060mn yen (US$1.39mn) for the Basra Refinery Upgrading Project

Kanoo will be unveiling innovations around carbon capture, emissions monitoring and more. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Technical Focus

At the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2023, running from 2-5 October, Kanoo Energy, part of Kanoo Industrial & Energy, is displaying its portfolio of innovative technology solutions tailored for the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors

The Ampelmann A-type enabling safe offshore access in the Middle East. (Image source: Ampelmann)

Health & Safety

Ampelmann has been operating in the Middle East for more than 13 years now. Since the company first introduced its fully motion compensated gangways into the region in 2012, Walk to Work (W2W) has become an appealing alternative to conventional offshore access methodologies 

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