Renewables sector drives investment campaign for Baldwins21 July 2023
New Liebherr and Grove mobile cranes boost UK firm’s fleet.
UK crane rental firm Baldwins Crane Hire is currently underway with a strategic investment in new cranes. The business has seen the new arrival of mobile cranes from manufacturers Liebherr and Grove, with models GMK5120L and GMK5250XL arriving from the Manitowoc Company.
In addition, Baldwins has recently acquired a new Liebherr LTM1450-8.1 which compliments its other LTM1450 and wider heavy crane fleet which includes models LTM1350 / LTM1500’s, with two super heavy lifters in the Liebherr LTM1800 and the Terex Demag AC1000.
Aside from the new cranes from Grove, the company has added a number of Liebherr LTM1120-4.1 to its Fleet. The four-axle cranes have class leading capacity and boom length (66m), and along with VarioBase and VarioBallast; Baldwins says it’s an ideal crane for lifting projects with limited space, with simultaneous requirements for high lifting capacity and considerable outreach.
“The company directors have seen a significant increase in the requirement to supply mobile cranes, project management and engineering support to renewable projects in the power generation and storage market,” says Liam McLoughlin, director Baldwins Crane Hire (Projects & Marine Division). “Our Project Teams are engaged at the front end of these projects, providing technical information that is critical to the successful delivery of projects throughout the UK.
“The ability to select from our owner operated and diverse fleet is critical to many project risk registers, with alignment of small and heavy cranes ranging in capacity from 40te to 1000te managed and supplied from a central project function”
“Aside from this market, the company continues to support infrastructure projects and the new efficient crane models from Liebherr and Grove help meet our sustainable targets, and those of our clients and the projects we are involved with.”