Bronka puts into operation new Liebherr LHM 800 mobile crane
Having undergone the trials with static and dynamic loads, the Liebherr LHM800 mobile crane was registered by Rostechnadzor (Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia) and put into operation in Bronka port, OOO Bronka Group says in a press release.
According to the company’s statement, Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka has thus become Russia’s only port able to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes.
“The new crane ranks high among Bronka equipment having confirmed its status as one of the most advanced and modern ports in the Russian Federation. I am sure that Bronka’s clients and partners will take into account our new capacity of handling oversized cargo”, commented Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of OOO Fenix.
According to Nikolai von Seela, Managing Director, Liebherr Russia, Liebherr LHM 800 features a unique Sycratronik system allowing one single crane operator safely control two Liebherr cranes that joined together work as one unit.
“Tandem operation of LHM 800 cranes in Bronka will let the port handle overweight and oversize freight. Our partners from Fenix are the first in the world to buy LHM 800 and we are genuinely glad of Bronka’s functional expansion with Liebherr equipment”, said Nikolai von Seela.
With its maximum lifting capacity of 302 tonnes, the Liebherr LHM-800 is the most powerful mobile harbour crane in the world. Owing to its huge dimensions, the crane handles large freighters with a width of up to 22 rows of containers, which meets the characteristics of Super Post Panamax ships of over 13,000 TEUs in capacity.
The Liebherr crane is a customized product for OOO Fenix manufactured in Rostock (Germany).The manufacturer’s trials were successfully completed on August 22. Deep-water port Bronka welcomed the Liebherr LHM 800 on 14 October 2019. Through deployment of the new crane together with the similar one put into operation in 2015, Bronka is able to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes.
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) owned and operated by OOO is the only deep-water terminal in Big Port of St. Petersburg able to accommodate vessels of up to 347 meters in length, up to 50 meters in width and up to 13 meters in draft. Operational from December 2015, the terminal specializes in handling of containers, Ro-Ro and general cargo. As of today, MSCC Bronka is able to handle about 1.9 million TEUs and over 260,000 units of vehicles and special equipment per year.
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