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Crane lifts pelican out of the water

A Liebherr crane lifts a pelican out of the water

Nordic Crane’s LTM 1230-5.1 has been captured lifting a 12m-long ship ashore in the Port of Oslo, Norway.

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As part of the routine cleaning of the waters, Norway deploys electrically powered ships to collect waste and flotsam in the capital’s harbour, keeping the shipping lanes free of plastic waste and other unwanted items from entering the sea via the Oslo Fjord. The ship in question – the ‘Pelikan II’ – needed to undergo its annual maintenance, with Nordic Crane deploying the LTM 1230-5.1 to lift the ship out of the water.

Overall, the load weighed in at 43 tonnes, once the special lifting beam, lifting gear, and boat’s weight had all been factored in. Operating at a radius of 14m, Nordic Crane equipped the crane with 52 tonnes of ballast on board, with seasoned crane operator, Sigurjon H. Viktorsson, praising the performance of his four-year-old 230-tonne mobile crane.

A Liebherr crane lifts a pelican out of the water
Crane operator, Sigurjon H. Viktorsson. Image: Liebherr.

“It’s a great crane for this work; I can reach the height I need with the 75m telescopic boom, and the ballast of up to 72 tonnes can be placed on different radii,” he said. “This means I can also work in tight spaces or maximise the load capacity with a large ballast radius.”

On top of its 75m main telescopic boom and 230-tonne maximum capacity, the LTM 1230-5.1 possesses a maximum hoisting height of 111m and a maximum operating radius of 86m. Equipped with Liebherr’s patented VarioBase and VarioBallast, the crane lends itself well to jobs requiring the boom to be fully erect and extra hook height.

As well as its LTM 1230-5.1 and the other 70 Liebherr cranes in its fleet, Nordic Crane also possesses three electric compact cranes, the LTC 1050-3.1, reflective of Norway’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions to a minimum by 2030.


A Liebherr crane lifts a pelican out of the water
The LTC 1050-3.1E. Image: Liebherr
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