Heavyweight goods handling with two large Liebherr mobile cranes


Crane and heavy load logistics contractor Maxikraft used two large Liebherr mobile cranes in July to load two condensers and a turbine from low loaders into ships in Dresden’s Alberthafen dock. The challenge was that the giant components had to be moved in tandem hoists between the LTM 1500-8.1 and the LTM 1750-9.1 before they could be lowered into the dock basin.

The turbine was the heaviest single component at 214 tonnes, with the LTM 1500-8.1 handling a load of 102 tonnes and the LTM 1750-9.1 112 tonnes. The cranes could only use a maximum of 80 percent of their lifting capacity with the tandem hoists. The turbine was supplied by the Siemens Plant in Görlitz where the company has the headquarters of its global steam turbine business. The two condensers came from a plant in the Görlitz suburb of Hagenwerder. The massive system components will now be transported to Copenhagen by water, where they will then be used in a new waste incineration plant.

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