UK civil engineering company J. Murphy & Sons has taken a second 137 tonne Liebherr LR 1130.1 crawler crane, which, along with a recently delivered 100 tonne LTR 1100 - its first telescopic crawler crane - make it three Liebherr cranes delivered in the past seven months and part of the company’s £22 million capital expenditure programme for 2023.
Both LR 1130.1s have been supplied with 68 metres of main boom and auxiliary jib, the maximum 72.3 tonnes of counterweight, boom nose camera and Eco-Silent package for fuel efficiency and reduced engine idle time. The crane also features the latest Litronic control system with Personnel Lifting operating modes.
The first LR 1130.1 is carrying out shaft work at Crayford as part of Phase 2 of the London Power Tunnels project where Murphy is in joint venture with Hochtief to deliver more than 32km of deep level tunnels carrying National Grid high voltage cables. The second unit has gone directly to work on a five year project to upgrade a United Utilities treatment works in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The LTR 1100 telescopic is working for United Utilities, lifting and positioning steel reinforcement cages and shutters for the concrete pouring stages at a new water treatment facility near Burnley.
Brendan Sugrue managing director - plant said: “We are pleased to be expanding our crane fleet with the addition of these three new units all with a Stage V engines, they are our latest commitment in continuing to invest in environmentally friendly equipment.”
Based in London, J. Murphy & Sons was established in 1951 and operates in the UK, Ireland and Canada, employing around 3,500 engineers, managers and other staff around the world.