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Liebherr Crane Revitalizes Historic Church In Bad Reichenhall READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/06/01/liebherr-revitalizes-historic-church/ Renovation work in the picturesque town of Bad Reichenhall, Germany, is taking place against the backdrop of majestic mountains. The focal point of the project is the restoration of the 12th-century parish church of St. Zeno, a listed historical building. However, the challenging ground conditions surrounding the church posed a significant obstacle. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Tradler-Baumaschinen and Liebherr, a suitable solution was devised to ensure the smooth operation of a top-slewing crane at the church site. The primary concern revolved around the unstable ground caused by the adjacent cemetery. Furthermore, due to the constraints imposed by the cemetery, the crane and its substructure could only be positioned on the pathways between the graves. Overcoming this dilemma required an innovative approach. The solution involved the utilization of a gantry, a steel construction that provided unrestricted access beneath the crane. A concrete foundation with cement grout-injected micropiles was established, upon which a 6 x 6 meter gantry was placed. These micropiles, with a diameter of less than 30 centimeters, enabled the use of smaller and lighter drilling equipment. The paths were the only areas where foundations were set, ensuring the preservation of the graves. Subsequently, a mobile crane mounted a 250 EC-B flat-top crane with a 21 HC tower system and undercarriage onto the gantry. This configuration offered stability to the crane and allowed it to operate effectively above the graves. This successful implementation was made possible by the longstanding partnership between Tradler-Baumaschinen and Liebherr. Konrad Kracher, a sales representative at Tradler-Baumaschinen GmbH, expressed his confidence in the partnership, stating, “Liebherr and Tradler-Baumaschinen have enjoyed a successful and trusted partnership for decades.” Alexander Beck, the Area Sales Manager at Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing Tradler-Baumaschinen’s reliable and customized service to customers. Tradler-Baumaschinen not only provided the crane for the renovation work but also assumed responsibility as the service partner. The assembly process was straightforward, aided by the assembly and transport capabilities of the 250 EC-B crane. The inclusion of LiConnect quick connectors facilitated the attachment of the jib, counter-jib, and other components to the compact head with slewing platform, cabin, and switchgear cabinet. The Liebherr 250 EC-B crane deployed in Bad Reichenhall boasts a hook height of nearly 51 meters and a 65-meter-long jib. With a jib head lifting capacity of up to 2,850 kilograms and a maximum lifting capacity of twelve tonnes, this top-slewing crane proves to be a powerful tool for the project. Intelligent assistance systems like Micromove assist the crane operator in precise and smooth placement of building materials, crucial for preserving the integrity of the listed church. Throughout the anticipated year-long renovation period, the tower crane will be involved in various tasks. Initially, it will assist in erecting scaffolding and a temporary roof system. As the project progresses, the top-slewing crane will remove a portion of the protective roof each day, allowing for the movement of materials within the roof truss. Given the reinforcement of the existing roof truss with structural steelwork, frequent transportation of heavy steel elements and other building materials will be necessary. #Liebherr #250EC-B #MoveItMagazine

MAXIKraft Expands Crane Fleet With Liebherr LR 11000 READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/05/22/maxikraft-expands-with-lr-11000/ MAXIKraft has recently added another Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane to its fleet, making it the third of its kind in their lineup. The company values the exceptional versatility of this 1,000-tonne machine from the renowned Liebherr factory in Ehingen. In its inaugural operation, the crane successfully assembled a Vestas 5.6 MW wind turbine at the Dünfus wind farm near Cochem, lifting components weighing up to 100 tonnes to a height of 170 meters. Maik Kanitzky, the owner of MAXIKraft, explains the investment decision, stating, “With its special configurations, the LR 11000 offers enormous lifting capacities for wind power assemblies. But it also offers flexible deployment options for other applications.” MAXIKraft utilizes multiple large lattice boom cranes manufactured in Ehingen, including LG 1750, LR 1700-1.0, LR 1800-1.0, and LR 11000 models. Steffen Lehmann, responsible for the deployment of these large cranes at MAXIKraft, emphasizes the importance of the highly flexible set-up versions and boom combinations offered by Liebherr’s lattice boom cranes. He praises the LICCON2 control system, which provides real-time information on various parameters such as load, winch pull, boom position, ground pressure, and center of gravity. The brand new LR 11000’s maiden task took it to the Dünfus wind farm, where MAXIKraft was entrusted with erecting a Vestas 5.6 MW wind turbine. This impressive turbine boasts a rotor diameter of 150 meters, a hub height of 169 meters, and an overall height of 244 meters, making it one of Germany’s most powerful wind turbines. The heaviest component, weighing approximately 100 tonnes, is the gondola. On April 19, crane operator Marco G. successfully lifted the gondola onto the tower using a special yoke, following approval from the site manager. This operation was estimated to take around two hours. The decision to employ crawler cranes was particularly advantageous due to the crane’s ability to travel about 20 meters on excavator mats to reach the assembly position. For the Dünfus project, MAXIKraft configured the LR 11000 with a Liebherr 8-cylinder 500 kW engine, utilizing the SL10DF2BV set-up version with a 162-meter main boom, a 21-meter lattice-type fixed jib, and a 42-meter derrick boom. The crane comes standard with six winches, which control the movement of two hook blocks, the luffing gear for the main boom and luffing jib, as well as the V-frame for ballast positioning. After the completion of the last rotor blade assembly, the 1,000-tonne machine was disassembled and will be transported to the next site using over 50 trucks. The compact dimensions of the crane components, with a maximum width of 3.5 meters and a height of 3.2 meters, facilitate efficient transportation. The rapid expansion of wind power generation is expected to provide numerous spectacular opportunities for the blue/silver MAXIKraft crawler cranes. Celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, MAXIKraft and its group of companies possess extensive experience in crane services and heavy transport. Their fleet comprises telescopic, lattice, and crawler cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 25 to 1,000 tonnes, alongside road transport technology capable of carrying payloads of up to 300 tonnes. With a total of 23 branches, MAXIKraft. #Liebherr #LR11000 #MAXIKraft #MoveItMagazine

Konecranes To Deliver 36 Automated Stacking Cranes To The Port Of Virginia READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/05/04/konecranes-to-deliver-36-asc/ Konecranes has been contracted to supply The Port of Virginia with 36 advanced Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) as part of the port’s ongoing efforts to boost its operational efficiency, capacity, and competitiveness in the global shipping market. The EUR 130 million order, scheduled to be booked in Q2 2023, is for the Norfolk International Terminals North Terminal project and will be delivered in two batches of 18 units. The initial batch is expected to arrive by mid-2025, with the second batch anticipated to follow by mid-2027. The Virginia Port Authority, which owns and operates The Port of Virginia’s five general cargo terminals, has long trusted Konecranes to deliver reliable and effective terminal solutions. The latest order confirms this trust and highlights Konecranes’ commitment to its Ecolifting and Path to Port Automation initiatives. These efforts aim to reduce clients’ carbon footprints by providing innovative and environmentally friendly solutions while also aligning port equipment with clients’ yard automation goals. The Port of Virginia is a multipurpose port with a modern infrastructure and strategic positioning that benefits various industries and economies throughout the country. As a long-time Konecranes customer, the port received its first delivery of 30 ASCs in 2007 and later ordered an additional 86 in 2016. The new order further cements the strong relationship between the two companies and underscores Konecranes’ position as a leading provider of lifting solutions for the shipping industry. #Konecranes # ASCs #MoveItMagazine

Al Jazeera Shipping Adds Liebherr Crawler Crane Read your free copy here: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/05/02/al-jazeera-shipping-adds-liebherr/ Al Jazeera Shipping Co. W.L.L., a prominent marine operator in the Gulf region, has expanded its fleet with the addition of Liebherr‘s state-of-the-art LR 1400 SX crawler crane. With a fleet of over 150 units comprising various types and sizes of tugs, barges, and other equipment, Al Jazeera Shipping Co. W.L.L. has been actively engaged in the maritime and offshore and oil industries for more than 45 years. The company’s primary activities include chartering tugboats, supply boats, accommodation and work barges, as well as leasing offshore construction equipment. Al Jazeera Shipping Co. W.L.L. also operates its own marine fabricating yard, spanning over 80,000 square metres, to carry out associated repair and maintenance jobs, with 300 metres of water frontage adjacent to the Mina Salman Port area. In early 2022, Mr. Ali Hasan Mahmood, Managing Director of Al Jazeera Shipping, expressed his desire to renew one of his used older generation crawler cranes. He explored various suppliers, and the latest addition to the Liebherr crawler crane range, the 400-tonne LR 1400 SX, caught his attention. In addition to the crane’s superior load curve and safety ratings, Mr. Ali Hasan’s decision to choose Liebherr was primarily influenced by the model’s short assembly time, preselection feature of individually customized load charts, and its ability to preselect barge inclinations, which automatically applies the permitted load curve. The LR 1400 SX has just been commissioned and will be deployed on several projects with Bapco and its refinery in Bahrain starting from May 2023. Ali Hasan Mahmood expressed his pride in being the first company in the Gulf to receive the Liebherr 400-tonne crawler crane model LR 1400 SX. He hopes that with Liebherr’s assistance and full cooperation, more Liebherr crawler crane purchases will be made, leading to a great association. #AlJazeeraShippingCo.W.L.L #Liebherr #LR1400SX #MoveItMagazine

Mammoet Invests In 6,000t Ring Crane For Energy Markets READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/25/mammoet-invests-in-6000t-ring-crane/ Mammoet, a heavy lifting and transport company, is expanding its capacity with a new 6,000-ton ring crane to meet the growing demands of the energy market. The first components of the crane will soon be delivered to Mammoet’s engineering center in the Netherlands, with the crane expected to be ready for its first project in 2024. This crane will be the world’s highest capacity land-based crane and will be fully operated using electric power, making it a sustainable option for clients. The introduction of the SK6000, as the new crane is named, will enable customers to construct heavier and larger components than ever before, as it offers unrivaled outreach, hook height, and lifting capacity. The crane’s carbon-free lifting solution will set a new standard in worldwide heavy lifting capacity, providing a unique and sustainable option that others cannot match. The SK6000 shares the same engineering DNA as its predecessor, the SK350, which has been successfully employed on project sites around the world for many years. By employing similar design principles and lifting techniques, the SK6000 provides customers with continuity and peace of mind. The SK6000 is containerized, allowing for swift mobilization and on-site assembly, providing ultra-heavy lift capacity wherever it is needed. It has been designed with next-generation offshore wind farms in mind and will serve all global energy markets where additional lifting capacity is needed, both onshore and at sea. The crane will play a crucial role in the offshore wind industry, enabling the integration of higher and bigger turbines, as well as launching heavier foundations. In the conventional energy sector, the SK6000 will reduce integration time for offshore and floating production projects by building even larger topside modules. On land, it will help refineries reduce downtime by removing and installing larger components with minimum disruption. #Mammoet #SK6000 #ringcrane #MoveItMagazine

Liebherr Mobile Cranes Used For Wind Power Line Construction READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/24/liebherr-mobile-cranes-used-for-wind-power/ The success of Germany’s energy transition and the shift towards renewable energy depends heavily on the transport of wind power from coastal regions to the south of the country. To achieve this goal, new, high-performance power lines are essential. The largest project currently underway is the “Wahle-Mecklar” extra-high voltage line through Lower Saxony and Hesse, which is being realized with Liebherr mobile cranes from Albert Regel GmbH and other companies. The “Wahle-Mecklar” project involves the construction of 555 electricity pylons over a distance of 230 kilometers, with only a small part of the route bridged with underground cables. This new power line is scheduled for completion in 2024, after four years of construction. Several Liebherr mobile cranes, including Regel’s LTM 1230-5.1 and LTM 1070-4.2, are being used to erect the pylons, which are up to 90 meters high. According to Daniel Stawizki, a dispatcher at Regel, the LTM 1230-5.1 is the crane of choice for mast construction, with its 75-meter telescopic boom. It can manage almost all of these jobs without the aid of a jib, except for the largest of the pylons, for which a 32-meter fixed jib is used. For these larger pylons, Regel has also used their 300-tonne LTM. Regel’s LTM 1070-4.2 is used to handle the individual lattice tower elements on the ground and to help assemble the components with the larger mobile crane. This compact 70-tonne mobile crane can carry most of its ballast on the road and is equipped with active and speed-dependent rear-axle steering, making it ideal for working in difficult terrain and reaching work sites quickly. Regel has been providing cranes for the construction sites of the grid operator Tennet for the past three years, and according to Stawizki, they have already erected well over a hundred of the electricity pylons. If everything works out, the completed lattice tower will be up within a day in the evening. Regel has also used their LTM 1200-5.1 and LTM 1090-4.2 as a team on the construction sites along the route. At their headquarters in Baunatal, Regel operates around 40 mobile cranes together with a depot near Fulda. With the exception of five machines, they all come from the Liebherr factory in Ehingen. In addition to crane work, Albert Regel GmbH also offers heavy transport as well as machine and industrial relocations. Overall, the success of the “Wahle-Mecklar” project is vital to Germany’s energy transition and the transformation towards renewable energies. The use of high-performance power lines and modern, efficient mobile cranes is essential to ensuring the success of this project and achieving the country’s ambitious renewable energy goals. # Wahle-Mecklar #Liebherr #cranes #MoveItMagazine

Sarens Receives First Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/20/sarens-receives-lr-12500-1-0/ Sarens recently took delivery of the first unit of the new Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane at the Port of Rostock on 1 April. Sophie Albrecht, a member of the Board of Liebherr International AG, handed over the symbolic key to Marc Sarens, Director & Member of the Board at Sarens. The Belgian company plans to primarily use the 2,500-tonne crawler crane in the renewable energy sector, particularly for handling offshore wind turbines. Sarens chose the new Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 for its high capacity, which is especially important in the renewable energy sector where the individual weights of components are increasing. Carl Sarens, Director Technical Solutions, Projects & Engineering, stated that “the capacity of the LR 12500-1.0 is enormous,” and that the initial assembly of the new crane was successful. During the symbolic handover of the keys to the LR 12500-1.0, Sophie Albrecht shared an interesting detail about the company’s founder, Hans Liebherr. She mentioned that the day of the handover would have been his 108th birthday. Sarens named the new crawler crane “Straffen Hendrik,” after a long-time employee, Hendrik Sanders. Sanders has been with the company for more than 30 years and is known for his strength, goodness, and robustness as a project planner for large cranes. The LR 12500-1.0 will be put to work in the port of Rostock, where it will lift 50 monopiles with a diameter of up to nine metres, a length of up to 90 metres, and a weight of more than 1,400 tonnes into the water in tandem lifts with a Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 over a period of about eight weeks. Together, the two cranes have a gross load capacity of up to 1,750 tonnes. The monopiles, which are the foundations for offshore wind turbines, will then be pulled afloat to a special ship that will transport them to the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, which is currently under construction about 30 kilometres north of the island of Rügen. #Sarens #Liebherr # LR 1800-1.0 #MoveItMagazine

Schuch Heavylift Expands Fleet With 8 Grove Cranes READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/17/schuch-heavylift-expands-with-8-grove/ German crane rental company, Schuch Heavylift, has recently expanded its rental fleet with eight new Grove cranes, ranging from 60 to 450 t capacity, over the past 12 months. The fleet includes a custom-built model via Manitowoc’s specialist consulting division, Lift Solutions. The investment in Grove cranes has expanded Schuch Heavylift’s capabilities, with a particular focus on the new Grove GMK6450-1 six-axle model, which shares the same design as the Grove GMK6400-1 but has an increased maximum capacity of 450 t. The GMK6450-1 also features a five-section 60 m MEGAFORM main boom, which delivers an impressive 136 m tip height when fitted with the optional 25 – 79 m luffing jib. Schuch Heavylift’s GMK6450-1 has a unique feature of having the option of removing the boom, allowing it to be configured at axle loads of below 10 t. To optimize driving without a boom, a second suspension circuit was installed on the MegaDrive system, which adapts the chassis to the different axle loads. The crane was also delivered with the optional MegaWingLift attachment, increasing capacities at steeper boom angles, plus luffing and fixed jibs for greater jobsite versatility. The Schuch Group, which has been in business for over four decades, owns and operates Schuch Heavylift from six locations in southwest Germany. Schuch Heavylift also undertakes projects across Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. KranAgentur Werner sold all the cranes to Schuch Heavylift and provides full aftersales service. #SchuchHeavylift #GroveCranes #MoveItMagazine

Office Building At Luxembourg Airport Built With Liebherr READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/14/office-at-luxembourg-airport-with-liebherr/ Liebherr’s seven flat-top cranes are playing a crucial role in the construction of the Skypark Business Center at Luxembourg Airport. The building, one of the largest timber structures in Europe, is a prestigious and challenging project that brings together architecture, functionality, and sustainability. The cranes, rented from Skyliners S.à R.L. rental fleet, are moving building materials just a few meters from the airport’s apron to the construction site. The machines in use are Liebherr’s 172 EC-B 8, two 202 EC-B 10, one 285 EC-B 12, and three 250 EC-B 12 cranes, with jib lengths of 40, 45, 50, and 55 meters, respectively. All of them have aircraft warning paintwork and a maximum lifting capacity of up to twelve tonnes, depending on the model. The highest tower cranes on the construction site are a 250 EC-B 12 and a 285 EC-B 12, with a hook height of 69 meters. The lowest one, another 250 EC-B 12, has a hook height of 50.4 meters. Thanks to their flexible adaptation to site conditions, the jib and tower elements in the EC-B series allow several cranes to work together in tight spaces without any issues. The cranes are equipped with assistance systems, such as the Micromove fine positioning mode, the Load-Plus short-term load increase function, and the ABB operating range limitation system, which increase handling performance, reliability, and safety. Since the first crane was erected in December 2020, the Liebherr machines have been efficiently supporting structural work. The Skypark Business Center will offer approximately 100,000 square meters of space for restaurants, retail, fitness facilities, hotels, offices, and a kindergarten upon its completion in late 2023/early 2024. It is the first milestone for Airport City, a large-scale development project around Luxembourg Airport. The new building is a Nearly Zero Energy Building, incorporating wooden construction, photovoltaic systems, rainwater collection, double facades, green roofs and terraces, and natural light to reduce its carbon footprint, energy consumption, and operating costs. Sustainability is already factored into the construction phase, as gravel from excavation is being used for the concrete walls and slabs of the parking spaces to reduce the number of trucks and cut down emissions. The flat-top cranes will continue to work on the site until the end of 2023. All the cranes are from the rental fleet belonging to Skyliners, which has been specializing in the rental and sale of tower cranes for over 25 years. The company offers its customers a fleet of close to 100 tower and fast erecting cranes, ranging from 26 to 630 metre-tonnes, along with experienced service technicians for assembly, dismantling, and maintenance of the Liebherr machines. #construction #Liebherr #TowerCranes #MoveItMagazine

DP World Antwerp Gateway Welcomes Three New Quay Cranes READ YOUR FREE COPY HERE: https://moveitmagazine.com/2023/04/14/dp-world-antwerp-gateway-new-cranes/ DP World Antwerp Gateway has reached a new milestone in its ambitious expansion and modernisation plan with the arrival of three new quay cranes. These cranes, capable of handling up to 26 container rows on a ship, were constructed by ZPMC and join the existing fleet of 10 cranes at the DP World terminal located on the eastern side of the Deurganck dock. The investment in these new cranes is part of DP World’s €200 million plan to modernise, expand and make the terminal more sustainable, which was initiated in 2019 and supported by the European Commission. The ultimate goal is to offer customers efficient, resilient and sustainable solutions. Dirk Van den Bosch, CEO of DP World Antwerp Gateway, expressed his belief in Antwerp’s position as a global trade hub and gateway to Europe, and the company’s commitment to strengthening the competitiveness of the port and making it the engine of the Belgian economy. He stated that the new cranes will enable the terminal to handle projected volume growth in the years ahead and consolidate its position as one of Europe’s top ports. Jef Lambregts, Expansion Project Manager, added that the terminal has already seen significant improvements since the investment program started in 2019, with the delivery of a new operational building and two automatic stacker crane modules. In addition to the three new cranes, three new automatic modules will be commissioned this year, and two more quay cranes will be added next year to bring the total to 15 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. DP World is constantly investing in advanced equipment to increase its capacity for enhanced international trade flows. Rolling one crane from the ship to the rail tracks on the dock side takes approximately four to six hours via a special footbridge. The unloading process is precarious and must be done in perfect conditions such as weather, visibility, wind and water level, and takes about a week. After this, the cranes will be connected to the high voltage grid, the movements will be adjusted, and the container registration system will be installed to commission the cranes by the summer. The crane park at DP World Antwerp Gateway is capable of handling the largest container ships in the world, which can transport up to 24,000 containers (TEU). The latest cranes can handle up to 26 container rows on a ship, which is one row more than the current generation of container vessels. DP World’s investment in modernisation, expansion and sustainability will enable it to offer customers industry-leading efficient, resilient and sustainable solutions. Annick De Ridder, Vice-Mayor of the City of Antwerp and President of the board of directors of Port of Antwerp-Bruges: “Port of Antwerp-Bruges is the economic engine of Flanders. That engine keeps running, thanks to the substantial investments made by companies such as DP World. These three gigantic container cranes at the Antwerp Gateway terminal nicely illustrate the growth of the terminal. At the same time, these container cranes, large as they are, also fit nicely with the world port that we are!” #DPworld #Quay Cranes #MoveItMagazine

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