03/18/2015 Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 hoists symbolic "M" on to one of the highest residential buildings in the Netherlands

  • Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 with a 108-metre luffing jib in action
  • Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur B.V. places its trust on reliable telescopic mobile cranes from Liebherr
  • The "Montevideo" building is the second-highest residential building in the Netherlands

The second-highest residential building in the Netherlands is 132 metres high and is located in Rotterdam. There is an 8-metre high letter on its roof. The "M" stands for "Montevideo", the name of the building. A Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane from crane contractor Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur B.V. hoisted the newly restored symbol on to the roof of the building in February. The total height including the "M" was 147 metres.

An LTM 11200-9.1 operated by Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur places a symbolic

An LTM 11200-9.1 operated by Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur places a symbolic "M" on the second-highest residential building in the Netherlands.

The "Montevideo" building was opened in 2005 and is named about the warehouse of the same name which used to occupy the site. There are other buildings in the same area of the city called "New York" and "New Orleans". The area was historically the embarkation point for ships travelling to America. The "M" on the roof of the building is illuminated and turns with the wind.

The 8-metre high symbol weighs in at 8 tonnes and has been renovated, derusted and painted. The LTM 11200-9.1 positioned the "M" on the very top of the building in Rotterdam. For this job the Liebherr heavy duty crane was equipped with a 52.2-metre telescopic boom, Y-guying and a 108-metre luffing lattice jib. The mobile crane is the flagship in the fleet operated by Dutch crane contractor Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur.

This international crane and heavy haulage company first opened for business in 1965. All the mobile cranes in the experienced contractor's fleet are made by Liebherr. Its fleet also includes mobile construction cranes and crawler cranes.