Port Esbjerg, one of the leading ports in Europe which plays a key role in the rise of Denmark’s offshore wind industry, has ordered a second LHM 800. The new crane is already the seventh Liebherr mobile harbour crane to be used at the port. With the second LHM 800, Port Esbjerg will also be able to carry out tandem lifts of up to 616 tonnes. This means that components of the next generation of offshore wind turbines can be handled.
Mr Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO at Port Esbjerg, says: “Our competency lies in breakbulk and in having the capacity for tandem lifts above 600 tonnes, which is necessary not only in the on- and offshore wind market but also in supporting production in the hinterland.”
“The Port of Esbjerg has been pursuing major expansion plans for decades. Our company supports the port’s development by delivering a high-quality product, reliable service and innovative technology. We are grateful for the opportunity to succeed together and continue our partnership,” comments Roman Chopyk, Sales Manager for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.
Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes are versatile and allow for the handling of all types of goods even at wind speeds of up to 24 metres per second. The LHM 800 is the largest and most powerful mobile harbour crane in the Liebherr LHM portfolio. In a special heavy-lift version, the LHM 800 is capable of lifting weights of up to 308 tonnes and up to 616 tonnes in tandem mode with the intelligent Liebherr system Sycratronic.
Sycratronic is a computerised assistance system for operating two cranes with one crane operator. This makes the system not only suit for tandem lifts of turbines over 600 tonnes, but also ideal for handling rotor blades, which in the offshore sector can be over 90 metres long.
Liebherr will deliver a further crane of the type LHM 600 to Port Esbjerg before the end of the year.