With the national targets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the new LR 1250.1 Unplugged has helped Kynningsrud Nordic Crane taking a big step in the direction of a greener world.
The launch of the green-coloured Liebherr has excited the audience as the Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament had the honoured to cut the ribbon for the ceremony.
Revolution in crane industry
The new Liebherr LR 1250.1 Unplugged is starting a small revolution and is setting the bar for the future. The 250-tonne electric crawler crane will substitute diesel-driven cranes and can be operated with or without a power cable. In addition, the performance are on par compared to diesel fuelled versions.
“This is a great day for us. To be a pioneer in the development of an environmental friendly industry is very exciting. The crane is already up and running. The unplugged version is cost effective, quiet and environmental friendly compared to its predecessors and operationally there is no difference. As well as the environmental aspect, it is also essential to us that the crane has the same working capacity as a normal crane. The electric Liebherr 1250.1 Unplugged passes this test easily”says Eirik Kynningsrud, CEO of Kynningsrud Cranes
Notable Environmental Benefits
Based on an operating life of 10,000 hours, the 250-tonne crawler crane will eliminate burning of estimated 70,000 litres of diesel and reducing CO2 emissions by 180 tonnes! Furthermore, the battery itself is 95% recyclable.
When operating unplugged the crawler crane can move 650m and has a battery capacity of four hours. The battery will be unaffected by the cold up to -25 degrees celsius.
Kynningsrud Nordic Crane has even made a very nice video to introduce the new electric crawler cranes (see below):