Germany-headquartered Schmidbauer has added an Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry to its heavy lift fleet.

Schmidbauer expands heavy lift fleet with Enerpac SBL600 gantry

Source: Agenda PR and Marketing

The gantry will play a key role in handling almost 50,000 tonnes of cable for the SuedOstLink power infrastructure project. Schmidbauer is responsible for coordinating the handling and storage of around 520 cable drums each weighing 95 tonnes over the next four years. 

“The SBL600 is ideal for the cable reel handling project, and we were especially attracted by the ease of deploying the gantry to site,” said Philipp Verges, sales manager global projects of the Schmidbauer Group. “We’ve invested in six, hard top, standard 20 m containers which will allow us to easily transport the SBL600 by road, rail and sea to projects worldwide.” 

SuedOstLink is a major power line for green electricity generated in Mecklenburg–Western Pomerania, Northeast Germany that travels south to Bavaria. 

HLPFI reported in 2022 that Schmidbauer was handling the unloading cable drums at Bayernhafen Regensburg in Germany on behalf of deugro and the SuedOstLink project.