Liebherr Container Cranes receives new crane order from Australia


The Liebherr Group has announced a deal to supply four technically specialised cranes to Patrick Stevedores, Australia.

The order will see three articulated boom ship-to-shore container cranes (STS) delivered to the Port of Botany, Sydney meanwhile a further STS crane will be distributed to Fisherman’s Island in Brisbane.
The cranes recently completed the testing procedure in Liebherr’s Killarney facility in Ireland and have been specifically designed to operate within height restrictions, such as those that exist in Port Botany, located in close proximity to Sydney airport.

The innovative articulated booms feature an integrated pinning platform and electronic anti-sway to allow for automatic and semi-automatic operation. The finished cranes will have an outreach of 57 m, a lifting height over rail 44.5 m, a span of 35 m and a back reach 25.7 m.

The crane for Fisherman’s Island in Brisbane has a safe working load of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader, an outreach of 50 m, a span of 25.3 m, a back reach of 18 m and a lift height over rail of 37.5 m. The four cranes feature automation of both the land and seaside portion of the cycle and are provided with the hardware and infrastructure to allow for eventual full automation.

Mr Gerry Bunyan, Liebherr Container Cranes sales and marketing manager, said: “The cranes for both Port Botany and Fisherman’s Island use cutting-edge technology featuring numerous developments and innovations. Our automation and development engineers have worked hand in hand with engineers from Patricks Stevedores to ensure that the cranes will integrate seamlessly into the existing automated environment.

“This tradition of innovation and the quality of Liebherr cranes and our ability to successfully carry out high profile and innovative projects makes us the first port of call for port operators requiring solutions that meet their needs.”

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