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Liebherr celebrates TCC 78000 inauguration
(Posted on 03/09/19)
During a recent ceremony, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH officially inaugurated its new heavy-duty gantry crane TCC 78000
at the Rostock Overseas Port. It will not only support the family business
Liebherr with the loading and assembly of ever larger maritime cranes from its
own production, but will also offer other companies the opportunity to handle
heavy loads at Rostock Port.
“Three, two, one... go" - On this command the Minister of Economics, Employment and
Health of the state of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania, Harry Glawe together with his
colleague Mr. Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitisation of
Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania and Mrs. Patricia Rüf as well as Mrs. Stéfanie
Wohlfarth as members of the Liebherr family pressed the blue button at the foot of the
164-metre-high heavy-duty gantry crane. A horn sounds and the TCC 78000 begins to
raise a large Liebherr flag to a height of over 120 metres. The official inauguration
ceremony marks the beginning of a new era in heavy load handling for Liebherr
Rostock and the Port of Rostock.
"Thanks to its unique combination of lifting height and capacity, the TCC 78000 has the
best technical potential available to safely and economically assemble and load the
next generation of maritime cranes," summarised Leopold Berthold, Managing Director
of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, in his welcoming speech.
TCC is the abbreviation for Travelling Cargo Crane. The rail-mounted heavy-duty crane
will move on a portal between the northern Liebherr plant site and the adjacent quay
edge. With its maximum lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes and a total height of 164
metres with the jib raised, the TCC 78000 will characterise the appearance of Rostock
harbour in future. Equipped with a double bogeys (two rails per side) and a track gauge
of 30 metres, the gantry crane provides optimum flexibility for handling all types of large
Liebherr is not the only one benefiting from these new and important perspectives. The
rail-mounted gantry crane will also offer other companies the opportunity to handle
heavy loads at Rostock Port.
"With this impressive crane, the Hanseatic City of Rostock has gained another
landmark, which at the same time is a symbol for the success story of Liebherr in the
overseas port of Rostock. The heavy-duty gantry crane improves the opportunities for
further company settlements and the acquisition of extremely heavy project cargoes.
This potential must be enhanced together," says Dr. Gernot Tesch, Managing Director
of ROSTOCK PORT GmbH.
The installation of the TCC 78000 is also an investment for Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock
GmbH in the new heavy-duty handling industry. The new offered service will have a
positive impact on the port of Rostock and the entire region.
Overall, Liebherr is investing around 45 million euros in the new crane system.
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