The new crane is the first in a planned fleet of battery powered machines for Select, a division of engineering firm Laing O’Rourke. As well as being able to run a typical shift on the lithium-ion battery pack, it can operate while plugged in and recharging.
Select business unit leader, Alex Warrington, said: “With one of the largest fleets of crawler cranes in the UK, we have always sought to lead the industry by sourcing cranes with the latest technology engines. We identified crawler cranes as an area of potential for electric machines and are proud to partner with Liebherr whose exciting product development has made this a reality. The industry is placing a much greater value on sustainability, energy consumption and zero carbon targets.”