Recently, Wagenborg Nedlift added a brand new 750 tons crawler crane, type Liebherr LR1750 to her fleet. The maiden job for this new-comer was the first heavy lifting project of Wagenborg Nedlift at the site of Thyssen Krupp in Duisburg-Bruckhausen, Germany.
With its mainboom – flyjib configuration and a total height of 147 meters, the shiny Wagenborg-red 750 tons giant was an elegant appearance, so close to gate 1 at the huge production site of Thyssen Krupp. Employees and bystanders therefore watched the actions of the ‘Red Lady’ with much interest.
The LR1750 assisted at a challenging project for the exchange of a 40 years old converter with a diameter of 11 meters and a weight of 500 tons. Simultaneously, the waste heat recovery boiler was replaced. In order to prevent disturbances in the production process and to be able to execute the lifting works efficiently and safely (including the handling of the 320 tons superlift counterweight), a bypass was constructed on site. Site transports of the boiler equipment to the prefab yard vice versa were carried out by SPMTs. Various mobile telescopic cranes assisted during the assembly/disassembly of the 750 tons crawler crane and the handling of equipment.