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Oslo’s Port Advances Renewable Energy Transition with Electric Ship Lift

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Norway continues to lead Europe in renewable energy adoption, with Oslo’s port showcasing innovative solutions. Recently, the electrically powered ship “Pelikan II” underwent its annual winter inspection, lifted out of the water by a Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 mobile crane from Nordic Crane Kynningsrud AS.

The “Pelikan II” has been a fixture in Oslo’s harbor since 2021, using its electric power to collect waste and debris, ensuring cleaner waters. During the lift, the ship, weighing 43 tonnes with specialized gear, was smoothly hoisted by crane operator Sigurjon H. Viktorsson using the LTM 1230-5.1.

Sigurjon praised the crane’s capabilities, highlighting its telescopic boom and VarioBallast system, enabling efficient operation even in tight spaces. The lift marks a crucial step in preparing the “Pelikan II” for its upcoming season as a garbage collector.

Oslo’s commitment to environmental sustainability extends beyond its harbor. The city aims to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with plans to ban combustion engine cars from the city center by 2025. This eco-conscious approach includes demanding emission-free equipment on construction sites.

Liebherr’s LTC 1050-3.1E compact crane, capable of zero-emission operation using construction site electricity, has gained traction in Oslo. Nordic Crane, a major player in the region’s crane and transport industry, has embraced this technology, with nine LTC 1050-3.1E cranes already in use across Oslo and its surroundings.

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