Denmark’s Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for a mobile harbor crane with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay, as part of its efforts to cope with the giant offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.
The port signed a purchase agreement earlier in November with German manufacturer Liebherr on what it is claimed to be the world’s largest port mobile crane.
Lindø port of Odense is Denmark’s largest port by area, compromising 6.4 million square metres. It will be further expanded within 2020 for ongoing developments.
The port is located strategically between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and offers world class facilities to Denmark’s offshore wind industry.
The heavy lift mobile harbour crane type LHM 800 has a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay thanks to a custom-made multi-layer winch.
Meanwhile, the electric motor of the LHM 800 simultaneously saves Lindø port of Odense up to 300 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and makes the crane emission free at the same time as the power is produced by windmills, Liebherr noted.
The move is expected to enable the port to lift 400-ton nacelles to offshore wind farms exclusively with mobile cranes, and at the same time.
With the purchase of the new mega crane, Lindø port of Odense is cementing its key role as one of the world’s largest port players in the green transition with unique production facilities for the future of the future offshore wind turbines. We can see that the good sizes are getting bigger and bigger. We are meeting that development now with this investment so that we can continue to contribute to facilitating green workplaces within sustainable energy production,
…says Carsten Aa, CEO at Lindø port of Odense.