Winchsystem for highest flagpole in the world

Dromec designed and supplied  winchsystem for world’s  tallest  flagpole located in Caïro Egypte.


Hoisting a flag with a surface  of more than 2,500 m2 in a more than 201 meter high flagpole is an interesting challenge. Dromec has accepted this challenge and designed and built a customer-specific system together with the company Gieco (Gharably Integrated Engineering Company) from Egypt.

The winch with a capacity of 2mT on layer 6 can hoist or lower the flag at a speed of 17 m/min. To wind and unwind the 400 meter long cable with a correct spool pattern, the winch is equipped with a spool guide and pressure roller. The winch is controlled by a frequency controller. In order to provide support and/or fine-tune the system from the Netherlands, you can log in remotely, making adjustments possible quickly.

Caïro New Administrative Capital

The location of the flag is Cairo New Administrative Capital. The flagpole is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Video winch system flagpole

To get a good impression of this project, take a look at this short film.

Guinness World Record

Would you like to know more about this challenging project? Then take a look at Gieco Flagpole of Guiness Book of Records.

Our specialists are happy to help you with your issue. We devise, build and test in-house custom solutions for winch systems, including the associated controls and software. During the development of this unique flagpole in Egypt, we considered options at an early stage. No challenge is too crazy for us. We enjoy working on special projects. Large, but also smaller projects are in good hands with our specialists.

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