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60 new Liebherr ship cranes for Daewoo 

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Liebherr's ship crane department has equipped 15 new vessels of the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company with one ship set of four units type CBW 2100 each.

The 15 ordered and identical vessels are LNG gas carriers with a capacity of 172 600 m3 and a total length of 299 m. They are specially designed and adapted for the extreme environmental conditions around the Russian peninsula Yamal. 

Every unit of this new vessel class named YAMALMAX fulfil the necessary requirements for the highest classification as icebreakers (arc 7). Also, the assigned Liebherr ship cranes type CBW 2100 are customised for special needs regarding extreme deep temperatures and high wind speeds. The manoeuvrable and solid design provides the ideal preconditions for such an ambitious field of operation. The integrated arctic temperature package guarantees a fluently and reliable operation in temperatures down to minus 52°C. Furthermore the CBW allows safe operation in gale force wind speeds up to 22 m/s. In order to ensure maximum safety while operating in an explosion proofed working area, the CBW cranes are additionally equipped with gas sensors. The low-maintenance and markedly hard-wearing hydraulic components of the CBW series are also predestinated for the operation in extreme weather conditions. Two units per ship set are going to be used as provision cranes while the other two units will assume the onboard hose handling. Each of them has a maximum outreach of 26 m and a maximum capacity of 15 t.

The first set of four Liebherr CBW 2100 ship cranes was delivered to the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., LTD. in late autumn 2016. Shortly after the delivery, the first vessel unit was accomplished and could brought into service by the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) by the end of 2016. The ship named Christophe De Margerie is part of SCF´s fleet which encompasses 146 vessels in total. More than one third of these ships has a classification as icebreakers. Sovcomflot is a state-owned enterprise and simultaneously the biggest shipping company in Russia. It is specialised in the maritime transport of hydrocarbons as well as in supporting the production of oil and gas and ranks among the international leaders in this field of maritime services. 

A further 14 identical vessels of the Yamalmax class are going to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company until 2019. Customers will be the shipping companies Dynagas (five vessels), Teekay (six vessels) and MOL (three vessels).

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