Mammoet takes delivery of world's most powerful crawler crane

Mammoet takes delivery of world’s most powerful crawler crane

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Mammoet, the engineered heavy lifting and transport specialist, has recently taken delivery of the world’s most powerful crawler crane, the Liebherr LR12500.

This industry-changing crane boasts an impressive lifting capacity of 2,500 tonnes, making it a game-changer for the construction of future energy and infrastructure projects.

Meeting the demands of tomorrow’s projects

The construction industry is witnessing a growing trend towards larger and more complex prefabricated components to achieve greater build efficiencies. The LR12500 ensures that today’s project plans can be confidently executed with the lifting capabilities required for tomorrow’s projects.

The LR12500 will play a pivotal role in the energy sector, particularly nuclear and oil & gas projects. Its exceptional lifting capacity will expedite project timelines by accelerating first power generation and optimising construction costs for new builds and turnaround projects.

The offshore wind industry is also experiencing a rapid rise in component size, with nacelles reaching 1,000 tonnes, tower sections exceeding 2,000 tonnes, and jackets and monopiles exceeding 3,000 tonnes. The LR12500 provides peace of mind for companies in this sector, ensuring current and future components can be efficiently transported and assembled, especially considering extended lead times.

Revolutionizing civil megaprojects

Civil megaprojects will also benefit significantly from the LR12500’s lifting capabilities. This crane facilitates the construction of larger prefabricated sections off-site, leading to cost savings and environmental advantages.

By enabling the construction of larger components, the LR12500 will streamline construction processes, reduce integration times, and optimise transportation schedules across diverse sectors.

The LR12500 incorporates a high-performance wide boom, delivering exceptional stability with a reduced weight. Despite its immense size, the crane folds into compact dimensions for efficient and cost-effective mobilisation.

Furthermore, the LR12500 features a 100-meter main boom and a 108-meter luffing jib, achieving a maximum hook height of 200 meters. Dual engines with redundancy guarantee high levels of reliability, ensuring operation can continue even with one power unit active.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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