The global engineered heavy lifting and transport company has made the acquisition to meet strict regulatory requirements and contribute toward 2030 climate targets. The LTC 1050-3.1E, as a zero-emission machine that rivals the performance of its diesel counterpart, fits the bill for Mammoet as they – and other heavy construction projects across all industry sectors – work to reduce the carbon impact of their operations to contribute toward 2030 climate targets.
“Cranes in the 50-tonne range are ideal to serve as a test bed for innovative technologies, as such equipment is at work around the clock for Mammoet,” said Peter van Oostrom, Global Projects and Assets Director at Mammoet. “This allows us to offer new technologies to the largest possible number of customers, and for it to be put through its paces, demonstrating its viability in live industrial environments quickly.”
The 50-tonne capacity electric hydraulic crane from Liebherr features a maximum hoist height of 48m and a maximum working radius of 39m. The machine’s performance is provided with a 125-amp power supply while still capable of being operated at reduced performance with 32 and 64 amps of stored power.
To further reduce carbon emissions, the diesel-powered Cummins engine can also be driven with Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90 per cent while significantly reducing the amount of nitrous oxide present in the fuel.
Mammoet’s new 50-tonne electric hydraulic crane will undertake projects in the civil and energy in the Netherlands initially, according to the Dutch company.
“The crane will complement our existing mobile fleet, offering customers that wish reduce the carbon impact of lifting an attractive option,” said van Oostrom. “It will also provide Mammoet with greater flexibility when taking on jobs in small physical spaces; particularly indoors, where its zero-emission capability is particularly important.”
Mammoet’s latest acquisition further signifies its intent to decarbonise operations on its projects, following the announcement of the world’s first electric SPMT, its electric SK crane series, and commitment to a range of offshore and onshore renewable energy projects.
- Mammoet’s wind turbine installation to power over 100,000 homes in Queensland.
- Mammoet to retro-fit electric PPUs in existing diesel SPMTs.
- World’s largest electric ring crane now being built by Mammoet.