Borg Havn has chosen the Liebherr LPS 420 E. – Heavy Lift News
7 Jun 2023

Borg Havn has chosen the Liebherr LPS 420 E.

Borg Havn is investing in a new all-electric harbour crane. To help meet its climate goals while offering multipurpose cargo handling options, Borg Havn has chosen the Liebherr LPS 420 E. The port’s investment in an electric infrastructure is the ideal foundation through which the crane will operate. The crane will be delivered fully erected by ship and mounted on the quay at Øra in Fredrikstad.


The port of Borg  (courtesy of the Port of Borg Authority)


The Liebherr portal slewing crane will be the first of its kind delivered in Norway and exceeds the average turnover of comparable electric driven cranes in the market. All crane movements like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling are done by electric motors. The LPS 420 E can be supplied with high or low voltage, depending on the transformer requirements. This ensures that Borg Havn can fulfil its logistical operations while greatly reducing its environmental footprint.



Borg Havn is a multi-purpose port which handles all types of cargo like containers, bulk, general cargo, and heavy lift. It’s the third biggest container port in Norway, with 67,249 TEUs in 2021, which is an increase of 14% from 2020.The LPS 420 E will be used for all types of operation and is the first Liebherr crane at the port.




The contract for the new crane was entered into in March 2022. “This is a large investment for Borg Havn,” says Port Director Tore Lundestad. “Renewing and modernizing our crane fleet in line with harbour activity is crucial to us. Among the main reasons for our investment in the LPS 420 E is its more environmentally friendly profile, which allows us to greatly reduce emissions and noise in the area.”

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