First trial – Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic Flat-Top crane erects wind turbine
The new Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic was recently used to erect an Enercon wind turbine in Wardenburg in the Rural District of Oldenburg. With a lifting capacity of 125 tonnes, this Flat-Top crane is the largest crane in the Liebherr Tower Cranes Division product range. First unveiled at the Bauma 2013, the largest trade fair for construction machinery in the world, the crane attracted a great deal of interest.
The 1000 EC-B was first used in North Germany. Near Oldenburg, in Wardenburg, the Flat-Top crane was used to erect a new Enercon E-101 wind turbine with a hub height of 135 m. Customers have recently reported good experience with erecting wind turbines using the 630 EC-H 70 Litronic crane which has been adapted to this application. Liebherr tower cranes have already erected a very large number of wind turbines.
The lifting capacity of the new crane is 125 t in the six-line version or 100 t in the four-line version. The Flat-Top crane can reach the required lifting height of 149 m for the project with a single guy on the tower of the wind turbine. It can operate in free-standing mode for such projects up to a lifting height of 108 m.