A KEY port in Europe has ramped up its container lifting capacity in an effort to prepare for increasing windfarm-related cargo.

Lindø port of Odense, Denmark, recently placed an order with Liebherr for an LHM 800 crane.

The new machine has a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay thanks to a specially-made multilayer winch.

The LHM 800 is to enable the Lindø port of Odense to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.

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Lindø port of Odense is Denmarks largest port by area and compromises 6.4m square metres and is to be further expanded within 2020 for ongoing developments.

The port is between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and offers facilities to the offshore wind industry.

In order to be geared for future offshore wind turbines Lindø port of Odense has just signed a purchase agreement on the world’s largest port mobile crane at Liebherr in Rostock.  

The heavy lift mobile harbour crane type LHM 800 is equipped with a high-rise tower extension making the world’s largest and strongest mobile harbour crane built by the German manufacturer Liebherr.

The huge piece of Liebherr mobile harbour crane technology has a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay thanks to a custom-made multi-layer winch.

According to Liebherr, with the purchase of the world’s largest mobile harbour crane, Lindø port of Odense has the strongest and biggest mobile harbour crane and is thus geared to deal with the future offshore wind turbines.

The built-in electric motor of the LHM 800 also saves Lindø port of Odense up to 300 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and makes the crane emission free at the same time as the power is produced by windmills.

With the installed 300 metres cable drum, the crane can travel up to 600 metres at the quay.

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