The port of Esbjerg has ordered a second LHM 800 from Liebherr as part of the preparation of equipment for the increase in offshore wind activities.
The new crane is already the seventh Liebherr mobile harbor crane to be used in Denmark’s largest port. The first LHM 800 for Port Esbjerg was delivered in 2019.
Port Esbjerg will be the third port in the world to have two LHM 800 cranes in its fleet.
Delivery is expected before the end of the year.
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Port Esbjerg is Europe’s leading port for handling and shipping wind energy components – 80% of Europe’s installed offshore wind capacity was shipped from the port.
“Our competence lies in general cargo transport and tandem lifting capacity of over 600 tonnes, which is needed not only in the onshore and offshore wind market, but also to support production in the hinterland. “, said Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO of Port Esbjerg. .
Liebherr and Port Esbjerg have been partners for years: the first Liebherr mobile harbor crane, an LHM 1080, was purchased in 1994.
“The Port of Esbjerg has been pursuing major expansion plans for decades. Our company supports the development of the port by providing a high quality product, reliable service and innovative technology,” said Roman Chopyk, Liebherr Sales Manager for Mobile Harbor Cranes.
As offshore wind activities are expected to increase significantly over the next decade, handling heavy components with mobile harbor cranes becomes essential, Liebherr said.
The LHM 800 is the largest and most powerful mobile harbor crane in the Liebherr LHM range, capable of lifting weights of up to 308 tonnes and up to 616 tonnes in tandem mode – made possible by the assistance system to the Sycratronic tandem lift developed in cooperation with Port Esbjerg.
According to Liebherr, the system speeds turnaround time and increases safety because the computer monitors operation to prevent overloading and compensate for component movement during loading.
Last month, Liebherr introduced a new range of mobile harbor cranes (LHM) with improved technical developments to provide more durable and automotive handling solutions.