The harbour crane will be operated on electricity, which corresponds with Karmsund Port Authority’s vision that the port should, as far as possible, be operated under the principles “Lean – Clean – Green”. The crane will be able to operate the entire dock area at Husøy, and is equipped for handling containers, bulk cargo and project loads. With a maximum lifting capacity of up to 154 tonnes and a maximum outreach of
54 metres, this crane will be the largest and strongest mobile harbour crane in Norway. The new machine will arrive by sea and will be completely assembled and ready for use when landing on Husøy.
Port Director Tore Gautesen states, “This is a great day for Karmsund Port, our customers, partners and the whole region. The crane will give the region completely new possibilities and will be a very important tool for creating increased activity. We are pleased with the agreement we have entered into with Liebherr, an agreement that guarantees us top-notch cranes in terms of quality and technology.”
The new crane was sold with a Liebherr service contract. The entire service concept, which includes short response times and fast delivery of spare parts if required, had a positive influence on the decision. Together with the Liebherr service contract, which is based on Liebherr's market-leading service concept, this will ensure economic, stable and safe operation of the crane for the coming years.