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Friday, September 20, 2019

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Posted by August 26, 2019

Port of Esbjerg Expands Crane Capacity with Liebherr

Photo: Liebherr

Photo: Liebherr

The Port of Esbjerg is expanding its crane capacity with the world's largest mobile harbor crane, the Liebherr LHM 800.

The new machine has a total height of 48 meters and a boom length of 66 meters.

Port Esbjerg already commands the largest fleet of Liebherr mobile harbor cranes in Scandinavia, which is now being additionally expanded. The new crane is 48 meters in height and can lift 308 tonnes. At the same time, it enables the port to perform tandem lifting with an additional Liebherr mobile harbor crane together lifting as much as 448 tonnes.

Developments in the offshore industry calls for the new crane
It is the development within the offshore industry that requires for a new crane with the ability to lift larger and heavier loads than the current cranes are capable of. It is among other things due to the tendency that the components for the offshore wind turbines in the North Sea are becoming larger and larger. At the same time, the need for an ability to handle heavy machinery and production equipment is growing within other industries at the port.

Liebherr view these developments in a very positive light says Kristian Holst, Managing Director Liebherr-Danmark Aps, who were also present when the crane arrived today.