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Liebherr celebrates inauguration of heavy-duty crane

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Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH has officially inaugurated its new heavy-duty gantry crane TCC 78000 at the Rostock Overseas Port. It will not only support Liebherr with the loading and assembly of ever larger maritime cranes from its own production, but will also offer other companies the opportunity to handle heavy loads at Rostock Port.

TCC is an abbreviation for Travelling Cargo Crane. The rail-mounted heavy-duty crane will move on a portal between the northern Liebherr plant site and the adjacent quay edge. With its maximum lifting capacity of 1600 t and a total height of 164 m with the jib raised, the TCC 78000 will characterise the appearance of Rostock harbour in future. Equipped with a double bogeys (two rails per side) and a track gauge of 30 m, the gantry crane provides optimum flexibility for handling all types of large goods.

The rail-mounted gantry crane will also offer other companies the opportunity to handle heavy loads at Rostock Port.

The installation of the crane is also an investment for Liebherr in the new heavy-duty handling industry. The new offered service is expected to have a positive impact on the port of Rostock and the entire region.

Overall, Liebherr is investing around €45 million in the new crane system. The crane will have its first major operation at the end of the year. At that time, it will lift the offshore crane HLC (Heavy Lift Crane) 295000 – the most powerful Liebherr crane – onto the ‘Orion’ ship.

“Due to its combination of lifting height and capacity, the TCC 78000 has the best technical potential available to safely and economically assemble and load the next generation of maritime cranes,” said Leopold Berthold, Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH.

“The Hanseatic City of Rostock has gained a landmark, which at the same time is a symbol for the success story of Liebherr in the overseas port of Rostock,” said Dr Gernot Tesch, Managing Director of Rostock Port GmbH. “The heavy-duty gantry crane improves the opportunities for further company settlements and the acquisition of heavy project cargoes. This potential must be enhanced together.”

“This heavy-duty crane is a substantial improvement for the infrastructure of the port of Rostock,” said Harry Glawe, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Economics Minister. “The investment demonstrates the company’s confidence in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as an attractive business location. Today, Liebherr is a major player in the manufacturing industry and one of the most important employers in the region."

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