Colombian contractor gets Liebherr crane for wind turbine installations

Colombian contractor gets Liebherr crane for wind turbine installations

Transportes Montejo in Colombia will put the Liebherr crawler crane LR1600/2-W through its paces at wind farm construction sites in the South American country. The company is a specialist in support of logistics, the construction and installation of a range of different power plants.

The aforementioned crawler crane has a lifting capacity of 600 tons and narrow track gear. Its track width of just 5.8 metres makes it ideal for travelling on narrow routes in its future main area of work. As the support plates are close to the ground and the folding beams can be adjusted to the available route width, it achieves a high level of safety for relocation procedures.

The crawler crane is the first new crawler crane from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. The Liebherr plant in Ehingen established its own sales and service site in Bogotá, Colombia in 2015 to enable it to offer services to crane contractors in the country.

Commenting on the purchase, Fernando Montejo, the owner of Transportes Montejo, said, “Demand is high as our country wishes to undertake a number of wind power projects. Furthermore, the LR 1600/2-W is suitable for an enormous range of work and delivers impressive lifting capacity.”

The company already has a crane fleet comprising more than 90 mobile and crawler cranes. It includes heavy duty cranes with a lifting capacity of more than 600 tonnes and cranes in the same lifting capacity class.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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