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Liebherr delivers electric port handling machine to China’s Dafeng port

Liebherr has handed over its first electrically-operated and largest port handling machine to Dafeng port in China’s Jiangsu province.

The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is deemed the world’s largest port handling machine with gantry undercarriage.

Fitted with Liebherr's standard ERC system, in addition to the engine power, it can also store energy when lowering the equipment available. This allows the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic to achieve an output of up to 614 kW with energy savings of 30% at the same time.

An additionally integrated high-voltage transformer reduces the 10 kV supply voltage of the local mains network to 400V which is then used to operate the main drive of the machine, a 400 kW Liebherr electric motor.

The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is able to cover the entire working area of a 10 thousand tonne timber-handling ship and more than 70% of a 30 thousand tonne timber-handling ship.

The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic will also help Dafeng Port achieve an annual handling capacity of 100m tonnes.

In total, approximately 207,000 containers and 51.14m tonnes of material were handled in the port in 2018.

Dafeng Port is the most important hub in the center of Jiangsu province. It is developing its four business areas of loading/unloading wind turbine blades, the timber trade, the roro service and grain processing.