Construction company Otto Wulff is expanding its fleet of tower cranes with five new Liebherr EC-B Flat Top 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.
“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.