Haugesund to lift with Liebherr LHM 550 Next April – Heavy Lift News
2 Nov 2018

Haugesund to lift with Liebherr LHM 550 Next April

The Karmsund Port LHM 550 mobile harbour crane has a delivery date in April 2019. Graphics – Karmsund Port Authority

Date 2 November 2018

On Friday 26.10.18, it was announced that the Karmsund Port Authority has entered into a significant contract with the German crane manufacturer Liebherr, on the purchase of a mobile harbour crane to Haugesund Cargo Terminals, Husøy.

The agreement involves the acquisition of a LHM 550 mobile harbour crane with delivery in April 2019. Karmsund Port Authority has an option of four more cranes up until 2023. The agreement has a total value of between 150 and 200 million NOK if all options are declared. The first crane has a price of 3.6 million €.

On delivery in April 2019, the mobile harbor crane will be one of the largest of its kind in the Nordic region, with a lifting capacity of 154 tons. The crane is reinforced to lift 154 tons. The harbour crane will be operated on electricity, which corresponds with Karmsund Port Authority’s vision that the port should, as far as possible, be operated under the principles “Lean – Clean – Green”. The Crane will be able to operate the entire dock area at Husøy, and is equipped for handling containers, bulk cargo and project loads.

The investment comes as part of Karmsund Port Authority’s large-scale development of the port at Husøy, and facilitates increased productivity, better solutions for customers and new opportunities in terms of heavy lifting and project loads.

Supplier Liebherr Rostock, is a leading international supplier with approximately 100 manufactured harbour cranes in Rostock per year.

The harbour crane will arrive by sea and will be completely mounted and ready for use at landing on Husøy. The crane is 65 meters high when it is topped, the weight is approximately 460 tons. The Crane boom reaches 54 meters.

Port Director Tore Gautesen states: “This is a great day for Karmsund Port, our customers, partners and the whole region. The crane will give the region completely new possibilities and will be a very important tool for creating increased activity. We are pleased with the agreement we have entered into with Liebherr, an agreement that guarantees us top notch cranes in terms of quality and technology.”

Karmsund Port Authority is one of Norway`s largest port areas with 13 million tons of goods and over 50,000 port calls each year. Haugesund Cargo Terminals (Husøy) is the largest cargo port in Western Norway measured in terms of cargo cover. The port company has investment plans under implementation of over 400 million NOK and total investment projects for up to 1.3 billion NOK by 2028. In January 2019, a new container terminal and new ro-ro terminal will be opened at Haugesund Cargo Terminals, Husøy. This terminal will be an important logistics hub for the whole of western Norway and will be Norway’s most modern port terminal.

Source Karmsund Port Authority


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