Germany-based crane rental services company Schmidbauer Gruppe has ordered six Liebherr cranes to support offshore and onshore wind farm construction.


Image source: Liebherr; L-R: Liane Höpler, Minka St. James, Herrmann Setzmüller, Christine Schreiber, Werner Schmidbauer (all from Schmidbauer), Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr Ehingen), Stefan Schmidbauer (Schmidbauer), Heiko Gehrlicher (Schmidbauer), Dr. Ulrich Hamme, Florian Maier (both from Liebherr Ehingen), Michaela Wöhrl (J. Schmidbauer), Dr. Mitja Schimek (Schmidbauer), Wolfgang Sailer (Liebherr Ehingen)

The models purchased includes an LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane with an 800-tonne maximum load capacity that will be used to assemble onshore wind turbines; and an LR 11350 crawler crane with a 1,350-tonne maximum load capacity for use at the Fos-sur-Mer offshore wind farm near Marseille, France.

The order also includes an LTM 1110-5.2, equipped with Liebherr’s new LICCON3 crane control system.

Christoph Kleiner, managing director of sales at Liebherr’s Ehingen plant, said: “The energy transition is both a challenge and an opportunity. We are looking forward to setting the right course together with our customers and, in particular, to mastering future challenges alongside such a long standing partner as Schmidbauer.”