News | 06/06/2019 Combining compact design and high lifting capacities

Liebherr ram luffing crane, type RL 2650

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Rostock (Germany), June 2019 – Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH signed a contract to deliver an RL 2650, the second biggest crane of the ram luffing series, to Navtech Marine Services based in the United Arabian Emirates. The crane will provide an extraordinary lifting capacity of 75 tonnes, which is exceptional for this system size.

Navtech Marine Services has ordered an RL 2650 to equip a new build jack-up barge. The offshore crane will be used for service tasks in the Persian Gulf. There Navtech Marine Services takes over service tasks for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC. With their new crane they are going to lift heavy parts on existing oil platforms in the Gulf region and execute maintenance tasks. For this purpose, Navtech Marine Services needed both a compact and powerful solution, which they have found in the ram luffing crane RL 2650.

“After discussing the project specific needs, the RL 2650 is the most suitable product to meet the requirements since it is the only crane which provides the lifting capacity of 75 tonnes while complying with the weight requirements”, said Daniel Poll, Sales Director Liebherr Ship and Offshore Cranes. “Due to its dimensions and the specific adaptions, it is the optimal product for this project”, he adds. The cylinder luffing crane is characterised by a box boom and a compact structure. Its pedestal has a diameter of less than three metres.

To guarantee the required lifting capacity of 75 tonnes the crane will be equipped with a reinforced slewing bearing and slewing column. This special solution provides the optimum structure to lift heavy parts with a weight of up to 75 tonnes and also combines compactness and high lifting capacities. Furthermore it keeps the crane’s weight low.