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ZHD Stevedores orders first all-electric CBG 500 E crane from Liebherr

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ZHD Stevedores has ordered its first all-electric transshipment crane CBG 500 E  from Liebherr for bulk handling in the area of Rotterdam and the ZHD terminals in Dordrecht and Moerdijk.

ZHD Stevedores orders first all-electric CBG 500 E crane from Liebherr

The crane, which was recently launched on the market, possesses a lifting capacity of up to 105 t in hook operation and a maximum grab capability of up to 90 t. It combines state-of-the-art drive technologies with Liebherr’s in-house developed crane control system Master V.

Another highlight is the energy recovery system LiCaTronic, which makes best possible utilisation of the available energy. The CBG 500 E supports a variety of tailor-made features that have been developed in close cooperation with ZHD to best suit to the demands of the operation fields to serve.

A crane created through close partnership. At the time of contact between ZHD and Liebherr during the earliest project phases in 2021, the prototype of the CBG 500 E was still in development phase. Based on shared core values and an interest in improving maritime products, ZHD has worked closely with Liebherr on this project to incorporate its many years of experience in transshipment and specific requirements for the machine into the process. As a result, additional features were added to the crane, such as the external comfort access to the cabin, the optional enlargement of the cabin to 10 m3 and an optimised boom design.

The prototype of the all-electric CBG 500 E will remain on the test rig at Liebherr’s factory in Rostock until 3Q23. Thereafter the crane will be installed on ZHD’s refurbished barge ‘Ahoy 50’.

In the future, the crane will be used for bulk handling in sheltered waters of the Netherlands. Thanks to the crane’s extended outreach and application-specific features, direct transshipment (i.e. loading and unloading of barges and ships without additional loading equipment) will be possible.

The crane will be painted in ZHD Stevedores’ corporate colours of blue, yellow, and red.

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