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Mammoet Adds First Hydraulic Electric Crane


Oct. 16, 2023 - Mammoet has added the first electric hydraulic crane to its fleet, expanding zero-emission lifting options for its customers.

The lifting operations of the 55-USt capacity, three-axle Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1E can be powered electrically and still deliver full performance.

Heavy construction projects across all industry sectors are seeking to reduce the carbon impact of their operations in order to meet regulatory requirements.

Mammoet is among the companies pursuing more sustainability. 

Its efforts include using the world’s first electric self-propelled modular transporter and the electric SK crane series, electric skidding options, and more.

The Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1E is another significant step towards reducing whole-project carbon emissions for all customers. 

The crane can be plugged into a 32A-rated, 63A-rated, or 125A-rated electrical supply on site, so there is no limit to the hours it can work, and its electric power minimizes noise.

Peter van Oostrom, Mammoet’s global projects and assets director, said, “Cranes in the 50-tonne (55-USt) range are ideal to serve as a test bed for innovative technologies, as such equipment is at work around the clock for Mammoet.”

Oostrom added that the continual use lets Mammoet offer new technologies to the largest possible number of customers, and for the new tech to quickly demonstrate its viability in live industrial environments.

The crane will enter Mammoet’s fleet in the Netherlands, working on a variety of projects in the civil and energy sectors. All lifting operations will be delivered via electric power, and to get from site to site the crane is fully compatible with HVO fuel products, which offer a 90% reduction in CO2 compared to diesel. 

“The crane will complement our existing mobile fleet, offering customers that wish reduce the carbon impact of lifting an attractive option”, continued van Oostrom. “It will also provide Mammoet with greater flexibility when taking on jobs in small physical spaces; particularly indoors, where its zero emission capability is particularly important.”

Mammoet did not mention when this model will be available in North America.

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