GTA to receive second 1,350 tonne Liebherr crawler

By Katherine Weir19 September 2016

GTA uses a Liebherr crawler crane LR 11350 in Indonesia

GTA uses a Liebherr crawler crane LR 11350 in Indonesia

Indonesia-based company Guna Teguh Abadi (GTA) Construction has ordered a second 1,350 tonne Liebherr crawler crane for its fleet - the first LR 11350 with PowerBoom in Southeast Asia.

GTA has been using an LR 11350 for over a year and will welcome its second model, this time with PowerBoom - a parallel boom in the lower section with which the crawler can achieve lifting capacities of a 1,800 tonne class crane.

Kaoru Hirota, president and director of GTA, said, “Our current LR 11350 performs excellently and we are very satisfied with it. Since we estimate increasing demand for hoisting work over 1,000 tonnes, the decision to buy a second crane of this type was a natural one.”

The new LR 11350 is expected to be shipped in December this year. That means that GTA Construction's new crane will be one of the most powerful crawler cranes in the region, the company said.

GTA Construction will use both units for major projects in Indonesia in petrochemicals, oil refineries and gas processing plants as well as fertilizer facilities and raw material smelters. GTA also supports factory construction throughout Indonesia.

In addition to building new major plants, GTA also regularly receives orders for expansion work to be carried out whilst plants continue to operate. Kaoru Hirota emphasises that he needs cranes with high lifting capacities and particularly compact dimensions for this type of work.

“With its minimal derrick radius of 15 metres, the LR 11350 is a great solution for constricted sites,” he said. “The fact that the Liebherr crawler crane can also be operated in a main boom only configuration, in other words without the additional derrick boom, is of utmost importance to us compared to other cranes in this class. This versatility is extremely important for our everyday work to enable us to achieve our client’s expectations.”

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