Crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens has ordered the very first model of the new Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane. The Belgian global contractor is convinced by the concept and performance of the new 2500 tonne crawler crane and will primarily be using it in the renewables industry, for example for handling offshore wind turbines. The new LR 12500-1.0 has plenty of power in reserve for potentially increased future requirements.
Liebherr consulted closely with its customers in the heavy load sector in its efforts to develop a concept for a new crawler crane between the LR 11350 with a lifting capacity of 1350 tonnes and the 3000 tonnes LR 13000. The result is the new LR 12500-1.0 with a maximum lifting capacity of 2500 tonnes. Liebherr and its customers believe there is a great deal of potential in this class and a growing market for large crawler cranes.
The new LR 12500-1.0 also marks Liebherr’s response to increasing market requirements for large crawler cranes for the petrochemicals industry and port handling. Handling enormous components for offshore wind turbines at ports, in particular, has become an important area of work for large crawler cranes. With its lifting capacity, the new 2500 tonne crawler crane has also been designed to cover future requirements. Interest in the new LR 12500-1.0 is correspondingly high.
Sarens was quickly convinced by the concept and performance of the new 2,500-tonners and ordered the first unit.
Managing Director Carl Sarens says:
“The high lifting capacity of the LR 12500-1.0 is an outstanding feature for us. The new crane will enable us to close the gap between our crawler and ringer cranes. We are particularly focussing on jobs in renewables for the new 2500 tonne crane. Handling offshore wind turbines at ports is also becoming a much more important business segment and the weights of components continue to rise.”
In developing the transport concept, Liebherr ensured that the new crawler crane can be used economically throughout the world. This is an important criterion for global operators like Sarens.