Crane manufacturer Liebherr has demonstrated the capabilities of its remote control, semi-automatic maintenance system, operating an RL 2600 offshore crane located in Rostock, Germany, from an office building in Nenzing, Austria.


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The Liebherr Intelligent Maintenance system (LiMain) was developed in response to the increasing need for automated intelligence in offshore maintenance work. It enables operators to maintain a crane on a platform without being on site.

In Nenzing, the system was presented to representatives of the offshore wind industry.

In a bid to keep operational and maintenance costs low, Liebherr said that using the system could reduce service visits for owners and operators to the offshore platforms down to once a year. It added that visits could be even less frequent depending on platform type and usage.