Liebherr expands heavy lift ship crane series

800t all-electric model includes Litronic control system developed to improve speed and precision

Liebherr has expanded its heavy lift ship crane series with a fully electric 800t model to meet a growing demand for larger wind turbine components.

The LS 800 E, which has been designed to reduce overall ship emissions, includes a new ‘Master V’ control unit with high computing power and data processing that will enable the integration of future assistance systems and semiautomated process applications. The crane also includes the Litronic control system developed in-house for speed and precision.

Gregor Levold, sales director for Liebherr Offshore, Ship and Port Cranes said: “The new cranes follow on from a long tradition and decades of experience in building ship cranes. The first ship crane was delivered by Liebherr in 1958. The push into the 800t size segment does not represent new territory – Liebherr has already supplied onshore and offshore cranes in the 3,000 to 5,000t category”

He added: “We have many years of experience with all-electric drives from the port equipment sector, among others. As usual, the development of the crane is done completely in-house. We can also cover the procurement of individual components largely in house at Liebherr. These are invaluable advantages for our customers, especially nowadays. In addition, all drive components are installed inside the crane. This facilitates the integration of the crane into the ship’s design and enables better utilisation of the areas below deck.”

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