Water launch for Liebherr

By Laura Hatton04 June 2015

An LTM 1350-6.1 and an LTM 1400-7.1 launch a 100 tonne ship's hull into the water by tandem hoist

An LTM 1350-6.1 and an LTM 1400-7.1 launch a 100 tonne ship's hull into the water by tandem hoist

Crane service provider Wiesbauer and lift and transport provider Hermann Paule in Germany used two Liebherr mobile cranes to help launch a 100 tonne ship hull into the water.

The hull is for the Seegold, a new 32 metre long and 7.8 m wide motor ship for shuttle services on Lake Constance which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

For the lake-bound lift, an LTM 1350-6.1 from the Wiesbauer company and an LTM 1400-7.1 from Hermann Paule were used. The Seegold was built in the Lux-Werft in Bonn. In Heilbronn, Wiesbauer lifted the ship out of the Neckar and loaded it on to a Spedition Kübler low loader. From here the ship was transported to Friedrichshafen, Germany, and lifted into the lake.

At the lake the two Liebherr mobile cranes lifted in tandem to launch the ship's hull into the water. The separately transported wheelhouse was then placed on the hull. The Seegold was then moved to Wallhausen harbour for completion works.

Jochen Wiesbauer, Wiesbauer managing director, said, “Due to the space required and the supporting pressures, we worked on the planning for around three months.”

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