Bhoir Group gets Liebherr LR 1300

By Laura Hatton31 May 2013

A Liebherr LR1300 at work on the Koradi Thermal Power Station expansion projec

A Liebherr LR1300 at work on the Koradi Thermal Power Station expansion projec

Mumbai, India-based rental company, The Bhoir Group, has taken delivery of its fourth Liebherr LR 1300 crawler crane.

The 300 tonne capacity LR 1300 is the fourth to be delivered to the company in less than 18 months. Two are working at the Koradi Thermal Power Station expansion project, which will increase India’s power supply with three new 660 MW thermal boilers. In Koradi, near Nagpur, Maharashtra, it is one of four major power stations in the region.

Work on the expansion project started in May 2011 and is scheduled for completion by the last quarter of 2014. The first boiler will be commissioned at the end of 2013.

The main contractor is Larsen & Toubro Power. It was appointed as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. L & T MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industry) joint-venture company is supplying the boilers and L & T –TPPC joint-venture company has been appointed as the thermal power plant contractor. L& T rented the two LR 1300s from Bhoir for the lifting operations on the three boiler structures, which weigh 11,000 tonnes each and are 90 metres tall.

To lift the structures one of the two LR 1300s was configured with the main boom, luffing jib and derrick counterweight, allowing it to reach the upper levels. It lifted eight 15 m-long beams weighing 52 tonnes. Maximum main boom on the LR 1300 is 98 m and the full luffing jib is 113 m. The maximum 172 m combination is 59 m main boom + 113 m luffing jib.

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