Liebherr ram luffing offshore cranes RL 2650-70 and RL 650-12 (photo: Liebherr)
Liebherr to deliver Type RL 1500-30 offshore crane to Lukoil’s Caspian Sea operations.
At the end of 2015, Liebherr-Russland and Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft signed a new contract for the delivery of a Liebherr RL 1500-30 EX Litronic offshore crane, which is to start operation on a satellite platform at the Ju Korchagin oil and gas-condensate field in the Russian part of the Caspian Sea by the end of 2016.
With a load capacity of up to 30 tonnes, the Liebherr offshore crane RL 1500 features an unlimited 360-degrees slewing range paired with a hydraulic ram luffing cylinder system. The crane provides a maximum outreach of 36 metres from the rotation axis of the slewing platform. All this makes the RL 1500 an optimal solution for maintenance of open deck equipment on drilling and satellite platforms as well as for unloading supply vessels.
Manufactured at the specialised Liebherr plant in Rostock (Germany), the RL 1500- 30 EX Litronic is designed as an explosion proof version for operation at temperatures from -30° С to +40.6° С and wind speeds of up to 25 metres/second.