Four Liebherr Board Offshore Cranes for Azerbaijan
Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock and the Umid Babek Operating Company have signed a contract to deliver four new offshore cranes of the Board Offshore Crane (BOS) Series. The order includes two BOS 2600 with a maximum lifting capacity of 45t at 30m onboard as well as two BOS 4200, lifting 50t at 40m onboard.
The BOS-series of Liebherr is best known for its modular design with standardised components for maximum reliability. That was an important element of the successful signing, as Stefan Schneider, Head of Sales for General Purpose Offshore Cranes, confirms: “UBOC chose Liebherr and the BOS-series to combine several advantages for their platforms, including the proven crane design with a wide range of features. Also, our local service station in Azerbaijan enables a very flexible customer service on-site. Our technicians can be on the platform within 24 hours.”
The crane design will be certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and will cover the API design code requirements. Both the BOS 2600 as well as the 4200 have a lattice boom with a maximum working outreach of 48m at the main hoist and 53m at the auxiliary hoist. The cranes are powered electro-hydraulically and are equipped with Liebherr Litronic, the company’s in-house developed control system which is the centrepiece for precise crane operations.
One of many crane features is the 360-degree unlimited slewing radius, the remote control unit for an emergency operation and special supportive features of the crane control system for the crane operator. The cooperation with UBOC is also a premiere for Liebherr, as this is the first time in the
company’s history that offshore cranes have been sold directly to Azerbaijan. The contract provides that the four BOS cranes will be delivered to UBOC in 2021 from the Liebherr production site in Rostock, Germany.