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Liebherr to supply two new STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool

Liebherr to supply two new STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool
Liebherr STS at the Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports Group has ordered two new Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as replacements for two older cranes at its facility at the Port of Liverpool.

The new STS cranes have an outreach and lift heigh of 40 m, a backreach of 18 m, a span of 16.785 m and a safe working load of 40 tonnes under a single lift spreader.

Before shipping, the cranes will undergo trial assembly and testing of individual drives to allow for a rapid and straightforward commissioning with the two cranes ready for operation early in 2022.

Simultaneous motions of all drives and mechanical antisway are among the standard Liebherr features included for a productive and efficient crane.

Liebherr’s crane design also utilises high tensile steel and a lattice boom and beam, which results in a lighter crane and reduced wheel loads which is a key consideration due to the narrow span and quay structure at Liverpool.

Currently the Port of Liverpool, one of the largest docks in the UK, operates five Liebherr STS cranes with the first STS entering service in 1999.

The two cranes set to be replaced will be relocated to Peel Ports’ Greenock Ocean Terminal at Clydeport enabling it to offer improved services, increasing safe working load and operational capability.