The Liebherr crane with a lifting capacity of 308 tonnes arrived in the Esbjerg port on Wednesday from Germany. One of just 12 cranes of its type in the world, it weighs some 800 tonnes and is 48 metres high.
The new Liebherr LHM 800 crane is designed to cater to ever larger parts being used in wind turbines in the North Sea as heavy machinery and production parts.
“We need to be able to handle more and more heavy cargo in the future, and therefore we need to upgrade our capacity. I’m also pleased to note that few other ports in the world have a crane like this one, because it shows that Port Esbjerg is an international heavyweight,” said Dennis Jul Pedersen, ceo of the Danish port.
Combined with other mobile harbour cranes in the port Esbjerg can now offer a lifting capacity of up 448 tonnes with two cranes working together. The port handles over 4.5m tonnes of cargo annually.
Customers wanting to learn more about the new crane see it an Open Port event on 30 August.
In Numbers: The Liebherr LHM 800
Weight: 795 tonnesLifting capacity: 308 tonnes
Tower height: 47.9 metres
Boom length: 66.0 metres
Number of axles: 34
Number of wheels: 136
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