Liebherr and MCCtec Rostock to supply cylinder-luffing crane for TenneT’s DolWin5


Liebherr and MCCtec Rostock have signed a contract with Aibel for the delivery of a cylinder-luffing crane, type RL 2600-35 Lit for DolWin epsilon platform.

The company TenneT TSO commissioned Aibel to build the offshore platform DolWin epsilon on which the Liebherr crane will be used for supply and maintenance tasks on the German North Sea.

The RL 2600-35 Lit is a weight-optimized and compact designed offshore crane. It is the ideal equipment for small platforms, where space is limited. The RL 2600-35 Lit has a box boom with a maximum working outreach of 52 meters and a maximum lifting capacity of 35 tons.

“With the RL 2600-35 Lit we are delivering the latest innovation within our offshore crane portfolio. The crane is ready to be equipped with innovative maintenance features to meet the demanding requirements of normally unmanned offshore platforms and with its reliable and maintenance-friendly design the RL 2600-35 Lit will help to lead the DolWin5 project to success.”

Matti Basan, sales manager Offshore Cranes.

The DolWin5 grid connection has a transmission capacity of 900 MW and is located in the DolWin cluster. DolWin5 is to connect the offshore wind park Borkum Riffgrund 3 to the high-voltage grid onshore.

The RL 2600 will be delivered in the middle of 2021. Until that, Liebherr will collaborate closely with Aibel, who is responsible for building the offshore platform.

Once the platform has been completed, TenneT will take it over and operate the RL 2600-35 for maintenance work and the loading and uploading of offshore supply vessels.

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