According to the company, over the last 15 years every type of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane range has been was delivered to Russia and they are used in all types of applications from container handling to bulk operations and from heavy lifts to general cargo.
The Black Sea Coast has traditionally been a strong market for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. A total of 15 units are in operation at the ports of Rostov (one unit), Novorossiysk (six units) and Sochi (eight units). Sochi will be the host of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and Liebherr is proud to have been chosen as the main supplier for port equipment that will include five LHM 180 and three LHM 280 mobile harbour crane and two R954 and one R974 material handlers.
Since 2001, Liebherr has delivered eleven LHM 250 units to the Port of Dudinka on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. The units were purchased by Norilsk Nickel and operate under the severest conditions with temperatures down to -60°C. Not surprisingly, the cranes are constructed of special low temperature steel and are equipped with an arctic package including special preheating of the diesel power pack and the hydraulic system.
A further eleven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes units are located along the shores of the Baltic Sea with seven in the St. Petersburg area, three in Kaliningrad and one in the Port of Vyborg. On Russia’s Pacific coast, one unit is situated in Nakhodka, one in Vostochny and six in Vanino.