Port Esbjerg takes delivery of LHM 800 mobile crane
Port Esbjerg has brought in some heavy lift reinforcement, as the new Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour crane, the world’s largest got delivered. The port authority states that the arrival of the unit, makes Port Esbjerg the most well-equipped port in Europe in that regard.
Port Esbjerg now has five Liebherr mobile cranes. Next summer, the collection will grow to six cranes when a LHM 600 is set to arrive at the port.
“We still have an ambition to be the world’s leading originating port for wind power. Components in the wind industry keep getting bigger and bigger, and we’ll be even busier at the port in the coming years. Therefore, we need the capacity to load two ships simultaneously, which is now possible,” says Port Esbjerg CEO Dennis Jul Pedersen.
With the new LHM 800, Esbjerg will be one of only three ports in the world able to offer tandem lifts with two LHM 800 cranes carrying 616 tonnes.
The delivery of the LHM 800 mobile crane follows the incident at the start of December last year when Meriaura’s open deck carrier Meri had an accident in the Kiel Canal with a Liebherr LHM 600 onboard, destined for Port Esbjerg.
The LHM 800 has been delivered by another Meriaura vessel, the open deck carrier Aura.