10/05/2015 Liebherr delivers first LHM 800

The giant LHM 800 on the specialised RoRo vessel

The giant LHM 800 on the specialised RoRo vessel

On September 26, 2015 Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivered the first flagship mobile harbour crane LHM 800 in heavy lift configuration to the multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka. Located at the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, Port Bronka is about to become an important multipurpose terminal on the Baltic Sea. In order to easily handle growing vessel sizes and heavy industrial goods right from the beginning, Port Bronka ordered the giant model of Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane product range: the LHM 800. The crane was transhipped fully assembled to the customer and is ready for operation.

Designed for handling of oversized and heavy lift cargo, the first LHM 800 is equipped with a special reinforced 64 metres boom with a total weight of 63 tonnes. Two winches and a four-rope configuration provide a maximum lifting capacity of 308 tonnes.

After eight months of production, the LHM 800 was shipped fully assembled by the open deck vessel MV Papenburg. After one and a half days of on-board stowage, the MV Papenburg started its three-day-long journey to the 1,300 kilometres distant Port Bronka.

Montecon S.A. opted for the first LHM 800 in container handling configuration, which is already in production in the Liebherr Rostock plant. Thanks to its enormous outreach of 64 metres, the LHM 800 is able to efficiently service container vessels which are as wide as 22 container rows.