23 September 2022, 09:24
Hamburg-based construction company Otto Wulff buys EC-B cranes for school building project
Feurig Baumaschinen and Liebherr assist with custom-fit crane selection and optimised delivery schedules
EC-B series impresses with outstanding lifting capacities and flexibility of use
Construction company Otto Wulff is expanding its fleet of tower cranes with five new Liebherr EC-B cranes. The third-generation family company from northern Germany has placed orders for a 220 EC-B 12, two 220 EC-B 10s and two 340 EC-B 12s. These cranes from the “Tough Guys” series offer impressive lifting capacities and are optimised for quick, straightforward assembly. All ordered cranes, featuring custom paintwork, will be delivered throughout autumn 2022.
Hamburg/Leipzig (Germany), 21 September 2022 – “The new 220 EC-B 10/12 and 340 EC-B 12 cranes fit in perfectly with our existing Liebherr tower cranes,” says Michael Jahn, Head of Crane Logistics at Otto Wulff. “Their modular design and outstanding load capacities mean we can put them to optimal use.” Whether it’s high lift heights, high handling capacities or exceptional performance that are needed, their modular design means Liebherr’s top-slewing cranes can be adapted to each specific requirement.
The cranes’ first assignment, scheduled to last a year, sees the newly purchased machines working in Leipzig on the construction of school buildings. The 220 EC-B 10 and 340 EC-B 12 are involved in building a secondary school, which is set to become part of the new Löwitz quarter. Together with partners, Otto Wulff is currently in the process of developing an urban quarter to the west of Leipzig's main railway station that will include around 500 residential units as well as offices, cafés, restaurants, a hotel and a day-care centre. The new secondary school will be at the heart of the quarter. A second new school building is also taking shape at Prager Spitze in Leipzig. A 220 EC-B 10, a 220 EC-12 and 340 EC-B 12 are involved in this project.
The new EC-B cranes are also a great option when it comes to needing multiple cranes on site. Their flat-top design enables safe working, even when building site conditions are tight. The cranes in use have a load capacity of up to twelve tonnes, depending on their version, and can be combined with existing tower systems from the Liebherr portfolio.
Tower Crane OS with excellent usability
The crane cabs are equipped with a new twelve-inch touch display. The user interface of the Tower Crane Operating System offers crane operators and assembly engineers tailored menus, a wide choice of languages and relevant units of measurement. Display masks can be combined in various ways to provide an overview during crane operation and scaling. The exceptional usability of the Tower Crane OS means that training and familiarisation times are reduced.
As a result of its investment, Otto Wulff now owns a total of 32 Liebherr tower cranes from the K, EC-B and EC-H series. “We’re delighted that we have once again been able to impress Otto Wulff with the advantages of Liebherr cranes in terms of quality, service and reliability,” says Knud Feurig, managing director of Feurig Baumaschinen in Hamburg. As a Liebherr dealer, Feurig Baumaschinen has been offering a comprehensive range of products and services related to tower cranes for almost 50 years.
“Our dealer Feurig Baumaschinen has decades of experience with our machines and customer requirements, and was therefore able to recommend exactly the right cranes,” says Liebherr Area Sales Manager Mathias Knorr. Liebherr helped to coordinate delivery dates so that the cranes arrived in Leipzig in good time for their first assignment.
Intelligent assistance systems
The EC-B cranes are an integral part of Liebherr’s product portfolio. Transport, assembly, handling capacity and safety; the flat-top cranes are specifically designed for the demands of modern construction sites. They cover a wide performance spectrum, ranging from small city to large transshipment cranes. All EC-B cranes with Litronic control system feature intelligent assistance systems for efficient and safe crane control.
Otto Wulff has been creating living spaces that make people happier for 90 years. The family-owned company develops both residential and commercial projects as well as other diverse real estate such as schools and hospitals. More than 600 employees work at the company’s locations in Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig. Otto Wulff is among the leading construction companies and project developers in northern Germany. Using modern, sustainable and social concepts, Otto Wulff designs living and working spaces for a better future.
Source: Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH