Sarens Takes Liebherr’s First LR 12500-1.0
April 20, 2022 – International heavy-lift expert Sarens will be the first owner of Liebherr’s newly announced LR 12500-1.0, a lattice-boom crawler crane that can lift up to 2,750 U.S. tons (2,500 metric tons).
The huge new crawler crane will join one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive crane fleets. Sarens owns more than 1,500 cranes, 3,100 axle lines, a set of Giant Cranes that includes Sarens’ custom made SGC-250, barges, and an array of jacking systems, gantries, and other unique in-house developed equipment.
To remain at on top of evolving market requirements, Sarens regularly adds new cranes with latest lifting technologies.
The most recent addition is the newly launched Liebherr LR12500-1.0, ideal for lifting components of offshore wind turbines.
Sarens managing director, Carl Sarens, says, “The high lifting capacity of the LR 12500-1.0 is the outstanding feature for us. The new crane will enable us to close the gap between our crawler and ring cranes.” He adds, “We are particularly focusing on jobs in renewables for the new 2500T crane. Handling offshore wind turbines at ports is also becoming an important business segment as the weights of components continues to rise.”
Apart from lifting large components for the offshore wind sector, the LR 125000 -1.0 is suited for the petrochemical industry and port handling work. For its size, the crane is easy to transport, thereby reducing rigging and transportation cost and time.