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Giant Harbor Crane Delivered in Port Bronka

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September 30, 2015

The LHM 800 on the specialized RoRo vessel (Photo: Liebherr)

The LHM 800 on the specialized RoRo vessel (Photo: Liebherr)

Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka took delivery of a LHM 800 mobile harbor crane from Liebherr Maritime Cranes on September 26, marking delivery of the first LHM 800 in heavy lift configuration. 
Located at the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, Port Bronka is about to become an important multipurpose terminal on the Baltic Sea, according to Liebherr. In order to handle growing vessel sizes and heavy industrial goods right from the beginning, Port Bronka ordered the giant model of Liebherr’s mobile harbor crane product range: the LHM 800. The crane was transhipped fully assembled to the customer and is ready for operation.
Designed for handling of oversized and heavy lift cargo, the first LHM 800 is equipped with a special reinforced 64 meters boom with a total weight of 63 metric tons. Two winches and a four-rope configuration provide a maximum lifting capacity of 308 metric tons. This exceeds the maximum capacity of the so far strongest mobile harbor crane, type LHM 600, by 100 metric tons.
The cranes total weight of 820 metric tons is evenly spread to the ground thanks to four double supporting pads with a total area of more than 100 square meters. In driving mode 36 axel sets with altogether 144 wheels provide a remarkable mobility for a crane of this size.
In addition to single lifts, the new LHM 800 is also designed for tandem lifts. With Liebherr’s tandem operation tool Sycratronic activated, synchronized movement is guaranteed, and one crane driver can simultaneously operate both cranes for improved speed, capacity and safety. In tandem operation with a second LHM 800, the maximum lifting capacity rises to 616 metric tons.
After eight months of production, the LHM 800 was shipped fully assembled by the open deck vessel MV Papenburg. To ensure roll-on roll-off, the specialized vessel needed to get an elaborate steel and wood enlargement by three meters to a total width of 18 meters. By the help of a specifically designed ramp, it took the giant crane only one hour to drive onto the open-deck vessel. After one and a half days of on-board stowage, the MV Papenburg started its three-day-long journey to the 1,300 kilometers distant Port Bronka.
Montecon S.A. opted for the first LHM 800 in container handling configuration, which is already in production in the Liebherr Rostock plant. Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, the container terminal operator Montecon ordered a high-rise version of the LHM 800. The specially designed tower extension of nearly 10 meters provides an eye level of more than 40 meters. The fulcrum point is above 36 meters which naturally eases the handling of large vessels. Thanks to its enormous outreach of 64 meters, the LHM 800 is able to service container vessels which are as wide as 22 container rows.
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