Hong Kong’s first battery-powered crawler crane

To reduce the harmful impacts from emissions associated with traditional diesel-powered cranes, Gammon, our 50:50 joint venture, has introduced Hong Kong’s first battery-powered crawler crane, the LR 1160.1 unplugged.

The innovative crawler crane has an electric engine that can be connected to a conventional electricity supply or can operate without a cable, therefore ‘unplugged’. It can operate for four hours on a full charge and delivers a net carbon saving of nearly 76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. 

The crawler crane also provides its operator with a clear field of vision and a range of enhanced health and wellbeing benefits including, increased noise protection, an orthopaedic heated and cooling seat, and an air-conditioning system

Delivered from Austria, the LR 1160.1 has a maximum lifting capacity of 160 tonnes and is currently being used on the Terminal 2 Expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport.


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