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Liebherr’s 200-tonne electric machine accepted at DaFeng Port

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Liebherr has handed over it’s LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic electronically-operated port handling machine with gantry undercarriage to DaFeng Port, China.

The entire port handling machine has been supplied by Liebherr.

With an operating weight of approximately 200 tonnes, the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is the largest port handling machine ever made by Liebherr.

Fitted with Liebherr’s standard ERC system, in addition to the engine power, it can also store energy when lowering the equipment available.

This allows the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic to achieve an output of up to 614 kW with energy savings of 30% at the same time.

An additionally integrated high-voltage transformer reduces the 10 kV supply voltage of the local mains network to 400V which is then used to operate the main drive of the machine, a 400 kW Liebherr electric motor.

Liebherr’s port handling machine has been specifically tailored to meet the customer’s requirements. For example, the uppercarriage has not been seated in the conventional manner, centrally on the rail mounted portal. Instead it has been positioned off-centre, 2/4 towards the side facing the sea.

With its 16.5m long, angled boom and 15m long, straight stick, the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic can cover the entire working area of a 10 thousand tonne timber-handling ship and more than 70% of a 30 thousand tonne timber-handling ship.

The freely positionable spacious cab provides the operator with a perfect view and the Liebherr hydraulic quick coupler system is used to change the mechanically operated attachments quickly and safely from the cab.

General Manager of DaFeng Port, Ji Xiaobo, said during a handover ceremony: “The use of the electrically-operated port handling machine is of huge importance to DaFeng Port and our goal of developing DaFeng Port as a “green port”.

“The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic will also help DaFeng Port achieve an annual handling capacity of 100 million tonnes.”

In total, approximately 207,000 containers and 51.14 million tonnes of material were handled in the

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