A new Liebherr LPS550 rail mounted harbour crane has been erected at the Port of Brisbane for Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT), a subsidiary of Qube.
The crane is the first of its kind in Queensland and was purchased in late 2019. It has a rated capacity of 144 tons and twin lift capabilities for container operations.
It was transported to Australia from the factory in Germany in breakbulk components weighing up to 102 tonnes and in excess of 30 metres long.
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Qube-owned organisation LCR Group provided specialist transport equipment including jinkers and blade trailers in conjunction with a fleet of maffie trailers from AAT to discharge these large crane pieces onto the port and remain mobile to assist in the construction phase.
The assembly of the crane was completed in a period of 12 days.
Representatives from Liebherr were flown from Germany to assist in the build, working closely with AAT and LCR Group.
The build was completed on safely and on schedule.