Mammoet has used the 3000t Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane on the installation of legs of the 940t 87m long Aeolus jack-up vessel. The parallel boom of the LR 13000, referred to as PowerBoom was used for this for the first time on the job in Bremerhaven, Germany. The vessel had been towed to Bremerhaven in order for the four jack-up legs to be installed. The job was the first time the LR 13000 had been equipped with the PowerBoom. This means the double lattice mast booms extend over a length of 48m in parallel to one another. The function is … [Read more...]
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Mammoet has used its LR13000 to install four platform legs on Van Oord’s newest wind turbine installation vessel, the Aeolus. The crane was assembled at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany. Four 87m long steel platform legs each weighing 920t already settled into their jacking position on the 139m long and 38m wide vessel. For the job Mammoet designed, fabricated and delivered tailor-made top lifting tools and a tailing frame to ensure that the legs, that have no lifting points could be hoisted securely. In addition to the platform … [Read more...]
Indian firm Bhoir Group used its 300t Liebherr LR 1300 crawler crane to complete a complex lift at a cement plant in Chattisgarh, India. The crane was hoisted 8.3t with an 86m main boom, 89m luffing jib and derrick with 50t of suspended counterweight. The lift was carried out at a radius of 53m and the load was placed at a height of 118m. The rental firm said that without the LR 1300 a bigger crane would have been needed to execute the lift, thus requiring more space and causing higher costs. The Bhoir Group has four LR 1300 crawler cranes … [Read more...]
US crane rental company Bay Crane is adding 26 new cranes and boosting its transport fleet to support its new branch in Carlstadt New Jersey. The new cranes included 12 new All Terrain cranes from Grove and Liebherr topped by the company’s third 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1. In addition it has ordered 14 new Rough Terrain cranes from Tadano, topped by the new 145 tonne three axle GR 1600XL, the largest Rough Terrain crane available in the USA. The order expands Bay Cranes all Tadano RT fleet. Half of the new cranes have already been … [Read more...]
South African port terminal operator Transnet Port Terminals has taken delivery of four Liebherr ship to shore cranes and 18 rubber tyred gantry cranes. The 65 tonne ship to shore cranes offer an outreach of 65 metres, a span of 30.4 metres and a back reach of 19 metres. Designed to handle container vessels of up to 24 rows across, the cranes have a lift height of 41 metres. The rubber tyred gantry cranes, destined for Tansnet’s terminal in Ngqura, have a one over five configuration and can stack up to seven containers wide. Features … [Read more...]
Liebherr has this morning issued a statement on the incident at the end of November at the Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo, in which a 1,350 tonne capacity LR 11350 crawler crane collapsed killing two site workers. The statement says that all investigations conducted to date by Liebherr - including those at the accident site - have shown that the LR 11350 crane had no technical defects. It concludes that the ground was unsuitable and unable to carry the weight of the crane and the suspended load. Because of this the crane sank and the … [Read more...]
Crane manufacturer Liebherr said mobile harbour cranes played a significant role in the overall success of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes division in 2013. Close to 80 mobile harbour cranes were delivered around the world in 2013, helping generate a turnover of EUR 280 million (US$ 378 million). The 2013 figures were helped by a number of major orders for the 600 series in Latin America and the launch of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes simulator range, a company spokesperson said. In 2013 twelve units of the Liebherr type LHM 600 were sold in … [Read more...]
A heavy storm in northern Belgium on Saturday took down two tower cranes at the site of a new hospital in Oekene, Roselare. The foundations/base of the cranes, which appear to be traditional Liebherr top slewers, look to have been the weak point with both going over fully intact. Four other similar cranes on site survived the storm intact. The storm also severely damaged over 20 homes and a large tract of greenhouses. The foundations of the two cranes appear to have given way in the face of the storm. … [Read more...]
For the year 2013 Liebherr forecasts a group turnover of €9,086 million (US$ 12,539 million), equal to the 2012 figure. In the construction machinery and mining equipment segement the manufacturer anticipates a decrease of around 4 %. Turnover according to current forecasts will be around €5,620 million ($ 7,756 million, down €249 million ($ 344 million) on 2012. Included are the earthmoving, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology and mining divisions. Growth to compensate will be from turnover in the maritime cranes, aerospace and … [Read more...]