PORT Esbjerg in Denmark has added to its crane fleet with the arrival of a Liebherr LHM 800 one of the largest mobile harbour cranes in the world.
The new machine has a total height of 48 metres, a boom length of 66 metres and can lift 308 tonnes. At the same time, it enables the port to perform tandem lifting with an additional Liebherr mobile harbour crane together lifting as much as 448 tonnes.
“I am pleased that we are expanding our crane capacity considerably with the new crane. We need to be able to handle more and more large cargo in the future, and therefore we need to rearm,” Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO of Esbjerg Havn said.
“I am also pleased with the fact that only a few ports in the world have a similar crane because it shows that Port Esbjerg is a heavyweight internationally.”
Development in the offshore industry has prompted investment in the new crane , allowing for the lifting of larger and heavier loads from the North Sea.
The need to handle heavy machinery and production equipment is also growing within other industries at the port.