Liebherr has shipped four new offshore cranes - two 100 tonne BOS 2600 and two 125 tonne BOS 4200 - to Umid Babek Operating Company (UBOC) in Azerbaijan, the first Liebherr offshore cranes to be delivered to the country. They are destined for work on the Umid-2 gas project.
The cranes are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and meet the requirements of the API design code. The 2600 can be rigged with up to 60 metres of boom, including the auxiliary nose and can handle 45 tonnes at 48 metres on the main hoist and 53 metres on the auxiliary. The BOS 4200 can be rigged with up to 72 metres of boom and handle 50 tonnes at the same radii. The local Liebherr service station in Baku will carry out the installation and provide onsite service.
Liebherr’s application manager general purpose offshore cranes Stefan Schneider said: “This was a technically very demanding project that met the high safety requirements of the oil and gas industry. The successful delivery is a testament to Liebherr’s expertise and professionalism. We were very pleased with the successful cooperation. The collaboration involving the technical clarification and commercial negotiations in the run-up to the conclusion of the contract and final delivery was characterised by great professionalism and a goal oriented approach on both sides.”
Tural Humbatov project delivery manager at Umid Babek added: “We deliberately chose a renowned manufacturer like Liebherr to benefit from its expertise in crane technology. All our expectations about project management, delivery reliability and quality were met in full.”