Gammon Construction Receive First Battery Power Liebherr Crawler Crane in Asia – Heavy Lift News
28 Feb 2023

Gammon Construction Receive First Battery Power Liebherr Crawler Crane in Asia

A handover ceremony to celebrate Gammon Construction taking possession of Hong Kong’s first battery-powered crawler crane was held on 11 January 2023.

Introduction of the LR 1160.1 unplugged to its plant fleet marks a milestone on Gammon’s journey to achieving its company-wide emission reduction targets, which are in line with climate science and the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

Delivered from Austria and with a maximum lifting capacity of 160t, the new crawler crane will be deployed on Gammon’s Terminal 2 Expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport. The crane with an alternative drive system enables a healthier working environment for everyone working on site, and a net carbon saving of nearly 76t CO2e every year. It can also be used in both plugged and unplugged modes, which provides flexibility in its site deployment. In addition, the battery has a short charging time of only 4.5 hours.

“With our unplugged cranes we offer our customers an alternative drive design. As we have already seen with the LB 16 unplugged, the first battery-powered drilling rig, the strategy is a complete success. Strict requirements regarding environmental sustainability in tenders for construction projects increase the demand for advanced technologies. For us, it was clear that we extend and successfully establish the design in further product groups,” says Andreas Ganahl, Managing Director for Sales at Liebherr (HKG) Ltd.



Source Liebherr


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