Liebherr, a provider of lifting solutions for the maritime sector, has announced that the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, will expand its lifting capacity with the addition of an LHM 800 mobile harbour crane.
Offering lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes, Liebherr’s LHM 800 is the world’s largest mobile harbour crane and is expected to support a growth in the amount of high and heavy cargo passing through the port.
According to a statement, the number of crane tasks at the Port of Esbjerg has increased by 66% in the last four years.
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The order of the new crane has also been prompted by developments in the offshore industry, especially as components for wind turbine projects in the North Sea are becoming larger.
Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO at the Port of Esbjerg, said: “We are experiencing a growth in high and heavy cargo, and that makes new demands on our crane capacity.
“The crane gives us much greater cargo handling flexibility. In addition to single lifts of over 300 tons, the new crane will allow us to carry out tandem lifts with two of our largest cranes together lifting up to 448 tonnes.”
The machine will arrive at the Port of Esbjerg in August, boosting what is already the largest fleet of Liebherr cranes in Scandinavia.
Other industries at the port are also expected to benefit from the introduction of the new crane, which can be used for the handling of heavy machinery and production equipment.