Liebherr has informed that after a single lift of the RL-K 7500 subsea crane last year in September in Rostock, the crane was now loaded and shipped to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
Both cranes, the RL-K 7500, together with another model of Liebherr’s range of knuckle boom cranes, the RL-K 4200, are currenty on the way to South Korea, where DSME intends to equip several of its ships with a set of Liebherr cranes consisting of one RL-K 7500 and three RL-K 4200.
Liebherr said it will also deliver another two cranes (RL-K 4200) in their next shipment, during the first quarter of 2015.
In Mid-December a transport ship arrived at the pier of the Liebherr factory in Rostock after which both cranes were loaded and started their long jurney to DSME.
According to the company, with the RL-K 7500 Liebherr offers an innovative crane concept for subsea applications. The RL-K 7500 can be rated both as general purpose offshore crane and as heavy lift crane, being able to hoist loads weighing up to 300 t. It can thus be installed on board drill vessels and heavy lift vessels. The knuckle boom is designed for use in hazardous areas. The crane can additionally be equipped with an Arctic temperature package allowing for operation at temperatures down to -40 degrees Celsius.
The first Liebherr knuckle-boom-crane type “RL-K 7500 Subsea” was successfully tested on Liebherr Rostock`s testbed on the 23rd of January 2013.