April 25 - Having invested in its own 1,000-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane, Felbermayr is planning to build a 4,000 sq m heavy lift warehouse and assembly area on the river Rhine.

The LR 11000 has a maximum load capacity of 1,000 tonnes at an 11 m working radius, and due to its compact design - with a track width of just 9.2 m - is ideally suited for use where space is restricted.

Felbermayr, which is an operator of the Krefeld heavy lift and bulk terminal, plans to expand its range of services on the river Rhine in addition to the building of a 4,000 sq m warehouse that will feature two overhead cranes with a combined load capacity of 400 tonnes.

With connections to rail, road and water, the new warehouse will offer better options for the storage, handling and assembly of heavy goods, said Felbermayr.

The Krefeld port has a 40,000 sq m open-air storage and handling area, with a 124 m long quay that has been strengthened for the use of mobile and crawler cranes.