In the past 18 months Liebherr has experienced developments in crane sales in the North Sea sector which mainly involved new operators coming to Europe to redevelop existing mature fields.
Replacement crane projects are challenging and complex .
The Liebherr BOS crane has, therefore, been redesigned to allow a modular system with each unit weighing less than 20tonne that allows efficient assembly offshore.
A replacement project, in combination with Sparrows Offshore, is ongoing in the Apache Forties field off Aberdeen, Scotalnd. This crane is powered by a twin electric/hydraulic power pack and controlled by the Liebherr Litronic crane management system, which incorporates a full machine/load data analysis.
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