7 Liebherrs for Mexican fleet
By Niamh Marriott24 March 2022
Mexican crane and heavy haulage contractor ESEASA has expanded its fleet with seven new Liebherr LRT cranes.
The company purchased five LRT 1090-2.1 cranes and two LRT 1100-2.1 models.
The rough terrain cranes come with VarioBase and extended cabs which can be tilted. Liebherr said they can handle off-road conditions well, have improved safety and its dimensions and weights can be adjusted for easy transport.
The company’s fleet mainly consists of large mobile cranes, as well as lattice boom and telescopic crawler cranes from Liebherr.
Aldo Santos, operations director at ESEASA said, “The technology and easy operation of Liebherr cranes are key for our company. The versatility of LRT cranes make them the perfect choice for our jobs. And the high resale value was another factor which led to us choosing Liebherr.”
The main areas of work for ESEASA’s new LRTs will be oil and gas jobs.
The cranes will primarily be used in the new DOS BOCAS refinery in the Southern Gulf of Mexico, where the company has been contracted to erect a 178 metre tower.
ESEASA has also ordered a retrofit for its LR 11350, which allows the boom to be extended to 228 metres.
Aldo Santos said, “Retrofitting our LR 11350 demonstrated the excellent support that Liebherr provides. The combination of our 114 metre main boom with a luffing jib extended from 84 to 114 metres will enable us to assemble a complete boom with a length of 228 metres. We intend to use this to erect a tower at the DOS BOCAS refinery,” added Santos.
The new 114 metre luffing jib for the LR 11350 underwent testing at the Liebherr production plant in Ehingen at the start of February 2022.