Debut for Liebherr LR12500-1.0 Crawler Crane at Sarens
Crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens has ordered the very first model of the new Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane. The Belgian global contractor is convinced by the concept and performance of the new 2500t crawler crane and will primarily be using it in the renewables industry, for example for handling offshore wind turbines. The new LR 12500-1.0 has plenty of power in reserve for potentially increased future requirements.
Sarens has one of the largest and most comprehensive fleet in the world, consisting of more than 1500 cranes, 3100 axle lines, a set of Giant Cranes among which the SGC-250 – the largest cranes in the world, barges, and an incredible array of jacking systems, gantries and other unique in-house developed equipment. To remain at the top of the market’s offer, new cranes with latest lifting technologies and evolving market requirements are regularly added to the fleet. The most recent addition is the newly launched Liebherr LR12500-1.0 crawler crane. The 2500t capacity crawler crane is the ideal lifting solution for the offshore wind turbines.
Liebherr consulted closely with its customers in the heavy load sector in its efforts to develop a concept for a new crawler crane between the LR 11350 with a lifting capacity of 1350t and the 3000t LR 13000. The result is the new LR 12500-1.0 with a maximum lifting capacity of 2,500t. Liebherr and its customers believe there is a great deal of potential in this class and a growing market for large crawler cranes.
Sarens was quickly convinced by the concept and performance of the new 2,500t and ordered the first unit. Their Managing Director, Carl Sarens says, “The high lifting capacity of the LR 12500-1.0 is the outstanding feature for us. The new crane will enable us to close the gap between our crawler and ringer cranes.” He adds, “We are particularly focusing on jobs in renewables for the new 2500t crane. Handling offshore wind turbines at ports is also becoming an important business segment as the weights of components continues to rise.”
Apart from lifting large components for the offshore wind sector, the LR125000 -1.0 is perfectly suited for the petrochemical industry and port handling work. The crane is easy to transport thus reducing the rigging and transportation cost and time when deployed for global projects.
Source Sarens and Liebherr