Sarens' LR 12500-1.0 Working in Rostock for Van Oord – Heavy Lift News
6 Apr 2023

Sarens’ LR 12500-1.0 Working in Rostock for Van Oord

A star contributor to the fleet of over 1500 cranes, 3100 axle lines, and a set of Giant Cranes, the LR 12500-1.0 was launched a year ago.

Called “The Game Changer” by its original designers from the critically acclaimed Liebherr, this crane will offer Sarens’ clients versatile solutions for the offshore wind sector and well beyond.

The crane is now stationed in Rostock, Germany working on an offshore wind project for their trusted client Van Oord.

Sarens 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 continue 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.

In honour of Sarens’ long-time employee Hendrik Sanders, the crane will be christened “Straffen Hendrik”. The Flemish word “straffen”, translates in English to signify strength, goodness, fineness, toughness, and robustness. These are only a few words that characterise the steadfastness of Hendrik, Sarens’ very own crane guru, who gave devoted service to Sarens for over 30 years.

Sarens are thrilled to see this crane continue its work and serve as many clients as possible to accelerate the energy transition safely and always delivering projects on time.


Liebherr handed over the new LR 12500-1.0 to Sarens in Rostock earlier this week Photograph courtesy of Liebherr

Source Sarens

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