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Liebherr Relaunches Its Most Compact Crane Series

LiebherrLast week, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock relaunched its well-known Compact Board Offshore (CBO) series at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The series will extend Liebherr’s portfolio for maritime solutions.

With more than 1,000 offshore cranes in the field, Liebherr has a great wealth of experience. The company steadily optimises its products and identifies new demands. With the CBO series, Liebherr introduces its seventh offshore crane series to the market. The series supplements the advantages of the existing product portfolio and widens the field of applications. To meet different customer needs, the series comprises several models with different crane configurations. This concerns the boom length, lifting capacity, and other crane features. With a lifting capacity of up to 100t, the CBO series is appropriate for general purpose applications in the oil & gas industry. Being compact, the new series fulfils the requirements for maintenance and supply work wherever operating radius and space on deck is restricted. Crane replacement supplements this scope. The tail swing radius is extremely small, as the crane requires less than 4m. It makes the crane an optimum solution for installations with tight space conditions. Due to their design, the cranes can be mounted very close to the legs of a jack-up platform. The crane is based on the established lattice boom structure with A-frame, rope luffing and slewing bearing system. An unobstructed optimised view of the load is ensured by the centrally positioned cabin. Another benefit of this series is its innovative maintenance concept. Irrespectively of the availability of spare parts, this concept reduces the crane’s downtime. The flexibility in maintenance work will also increase. Both manufacturing and testing take place at Liebherr’s maritime headquarter in Rostock. The direct link from here to the Baltic Sea offers the best logistics conditions, enabling worldwide sales of large equipment.