A 220-tonne crane is the latest arrival at an energy services group as it continues the multi-million-pound expansion of its Liebherr lifting fleet.
Global Crane Services (GCS) said the new LTR 1220 telescopic crawler – part of an order for 11 machines – will support its drive to service a wider range of applications and customers across the country. Strengthening a fleet already dominated by Liebherr, some of the new arrivals will be deployed at one of Scotland’s new ‘green’ Freeports announced in January by the UK and Scottish governments.
The versatile LTR 1220 combines the best features of crawler and telescopic cranes: outstanding off-the-road handling and manoeuvrability, fast set-up and simpler transport. The fully automated telescopic boom is quickly extended and retracted and the crane can travel with a full load on the hook. And because it’s self-erecting there’s no requirement for an auxiliary crane.
Operating through four depots, Global Crane Services is a division of Global Port Services Scotland and operates a modern fleet of mobile, crawler and strut jib cranes from 35t upwards. Machines included in the latest Liebherr package range from an 800t capacity LTM 1750-9.1 down to a 60-tonner.
GCS recently launched a commissioning and installation (C&I) division – Global Wind Projects – specifically for the renewables sector and said Liebherr equipment would have a crucial role to play as the new business aims to become one of the UK and Ireland's leading providers of on- and off-shore turbine installation services.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Global Crane Services is a division of Global Port Services Scotland which is itself part of the multi-discipline Global Energy Group, based in Inverness and which owns the Port of Nigg facility at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth.