Liebherr delivered a new LHM 800 High Rise mobile harbour crane to its customer Port Esbjerg. The delivery took place a short time after an incident in the Kiel Canal, in which an LHM 600 ordered by Port Esbjerg was damaged while passing under the Holtenau High Bridge. Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock sent service engineers and technical specialists to assess the situation on site and to assist with the recovery immediately after the incident. In addition, a replacement unit was delivered to Port Esbjerg as quickly as possible.
The first LHM 800 for Port Esbjerg was delivered in 2019. The high-rise-version allows the customer to lift project cargo up to a height of 92 metres. In a special heavy-lift version, the LHM 800 can lift loads of up to 308 tonnes. With the delivery of the second LHM 800, the Port of Esbjerg today already has the seventh Liebherr mobile harbour crane in operation. It will thus be the third port in the world to count two LHM 800s among its fleet. With this equipment, tandem lifts of up to 616 tonnes are possible. This means that even components of the next generation of offshore wind turbines can be handled.
The Port of Esbjerg is a European leader in handling wind energy components and plays a key role in the Danish offshore wind industry: 80% of the offshore wind capacity installed in Europe was shipped from the Port of Esbjerg.