05/20/2020 Fourth Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane handed over
- Russian company Titan-2 buys the most powerful crawler crane in the world
- Family shareholders Willi Liebherr and Sophie Albrecht hand over the LR 13000
- Titan-2 places its trust in the enormous lifting capacities of the LR 13000
A ceremony was held in the evening sunshine last autumn – Liebherr family shareholders and members of the Mobile Cranes Division Board, Willi Liebherr and Sophie Albrecht, handed over a Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane to Russian company Titan-2. Christoph Kleiner, Managing Director of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, was also present at the ceremony. The 3000 tonne crane is the most powerful conventional crawler crane in the world. It is the fourth crane of this type to be delivered.
Energy company Titan-2 gave three reasons for investing in the largest crawler crane in the world. Firstly, the LR 13000 delivers enormous mobile lifting capacities combined with compact dimensions. It is the only crawler crane in this size class which can operate without derrick ballast, which is a major benefit when space is at a premium. This is made possible by a slewing ring which Liebherr developed and also manufactures in-house, and which features an extremely high lifting capacity.
The great reliability of Liebherr machines was another major positive for the Russian company. And finally, the extremely good, close relationship between Titan-2, the Russian Liebherr subsidiary, Liebherr-Russland OOO, and the manufacturing plant in Ehingen played a major role in the decision.
Russian company Titan-2 celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2020. The group employs more than 10,000 people and is active in a wide range of sectors. These include the construction of nuclear power plants and combined heat and power plants, as well as oil, gas and chemical plants. Over the next ten years, the LR 13000 will be involved in the construction of a nuclear power plant in the south of Turkey.