A Liebherr tower crane 1000 EC-H 40 operating in the Netherlands

A Liebherr tower crane 1000 EC-H 40 operating in the Netherlands

A Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic tower crane has been put to work on the build of the Erasmus Hospital at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The new hospital will have a total floor area of 185,000 square metres and the top of the tallest building will be 120 m high, a spokesperson said.

For transport to site, no special loads or equipment were needed and the jib sections were transported inside the tower system to save space. During erection the slewing platform, including the switchgear cabinet and cabin, was placed on the tower in a single hoist. Also on site were two 550 EC-H 40 Litronic and two 630 EC-H 40 Litronic cranes.

Tasks for the tower crane include lifting precast concrete parts, the heaviest of which weighed 32 tonnes. For the job the crane was erected with a hook height of 67.9 metres and a working radius of 60 m.

The new Erasmus Hospital is schedules for completion in 2017.

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