Saqr orders cranes for bulk operation

Saqr has ordered two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. Saqr has ordered two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.

Saqr Port Authority has signed a contract for two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes LHM 800, in bulk handling configuration.

The cranes will be the biggest mobile harbour cranes for bulk operation in the Middle East, and will help Saqr Port Authority to establish new berths in order to further strengthen its position in the Middle East bulk market.

The LHM 800 comes with a 54 metre boom, a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes, and features a powerful hydrostatic transmission and advanced Liebherr electronics to ensure short, productive working cycles during bulk handling.

Both cranes for Saqr Port are equipped with Liebherr’s unique Patronic system, a hydraulic hybrid drive system which promises to achieve increased handling performance with reduced fuel consumption. By adding an accumulator as a secondary energy source instead of a bigger or additional prime mover, Patronic regenerates the reverse power while lowering the load.

Both cranes will be delivered fully assembled directly from Liebherr’s maritime headquarters in Rostock, Germany to Saqr Port at the beginning of 2018.

Captain Cliff Brand, group general manager, RAK Ports, said: “These new mobile harbour cranes will help us to improve our bulk handling efficiency even more. Thanks to its high lifting capacities at a wide outreach, we are able to expand our service portfolio up to capesize class vessels. This is very important for the future development of our port.”

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