Petrolesport, part of Global Ports Investments has put into operation a new Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. The equipment was purchased as part of the Global Ports facility development and upgrade programme in Russia.
The 144-ton capacity crane was manufactured at Liebherr facility in Rostock (Germany) and was delivered pre-assembled to PLP by sea.
A Liebherr LHM 550 crane is capable of operating in hook, crossbeam, spreader and tipping modes and has high mobility and manoeuvring ability. Its ergonomic tower crane cab offers excellent visibility and safe control of all operating crane movements.
The commissioning of the new crane will allow the PLP to increase the throughput and the cargo handling efficiency, to optimize the costs of equipment repair and maintenance, while maintaining high quality of service for customers.
In late 2020 — early 2021, a second similar crane is expected to be acquired. With two large-capacity mobile, which can work synchronously, PLP will expand its capabilities in handling heavy, oversized and project cargoes, in particular for oil and power industries. In synchronous mode, the cranes can handle cargoes weighing up to 270 tons.