Liebherr 1000 EC-H helps bring hospital to life

Liebherr’s largest standard crane makes solid start on world stage

A Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic top-slewing tower crane is currently helping out at the Erasmus Hospital build in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
A Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic top-slewing tower crane is currently helping out at the Erasmus Hospital build in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Liebherr claims that its 1000 EC-H tower crane has enjoyed significant success on the world stage since its release at bauma 2013.

The top-slewing model, which is the German manufacturer’s largest standard model, is currently working in countries such as the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, Peru, and Russia.

One of the most prestigious projects to employ the services of a 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic is the Erasmus Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The crane managed to outscore its rivals in terms of transportation and erection time at the Rotterdam jobsite, according to Liebherr. The unit was fully erected and ready to use within just four days, with a hook height of 67.9m and a radius of 60m.

Other Liebherr tower cranes have also been enlisted to support the construction of the healthcare facility. Two 550 EC-H 40 Litronics and two 630 EC0H 40 Litronics are also helping with load handling at the site.

The hospital development requires large hook heights and load capacities in order to lift prefabricated concrete parts. The 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic is being used to hoist these parts, which weigh up to 32 tonnes, and position them in their final locations.

The 185,000m2, 120m-tall Erasmus Hospital is being built in the centre of Rotterdam. Construction has been divided into three phases and according to current estimates, the build will complete in 2017.

 

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