LHM 800 – The World’s Biggest Port Crane Arrives in Esbjerg
Blue Water is appointed agents for heavy lift vessel ”Rolldock Storm” which arrived at Esbjerg on 22.8 with the port’s new mobile crane. Weighing 800 tons and measuring close to 50 metres vertically, the Liebherr LHM 800 is the world’s biggest mobile crane specifically designed for port operations .
Port of Esbjerg has the biggest fleet of Liebherr cranes in Scandinavia, and there are only 12 of this newly arrived type of crane in the world.
The need for this new crane is in particular due to the development in the offshore industry. Among the reasons is the increasing size of the components for the offshore wind turbines. Also, the acquisition of the new crane places Port of Esbjerg in a stronger position in the competition against foreign ports in for instance Germany and Holland.
“Discharging of the crane is expected to take place in the East Port Friday 23.8 before noon. As stevedores for the vessel, we are also in charge of the discharge operation”, says Klaus Odby Jensen, Manager Port Agency, Blue Water Esbjerg.
Details of the Liebherr LHM 800 include:
- Weight: 795 tons
- Lifting capacity: 308 tons
- Height: 47.9 metres
- Jib length: 66 metres
- Axles: 34
- Wheels: 136
Source Blue Water Shipping