Liebherr-Africa (Pty.) Ltd. has been awarded together with Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH an order for twelve new Liebherr tower cranes which are being used on the construction of the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 Football World Cup. Seven more Liebherr tower cranes come from the fl eets of the companies Murray&Roberts Construction and WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd. which make up the joint venture carrying out the construction of the stadium.Construction project
With an investment volume of 285 million ¤, the old Green Point Stadium, which only had capacity for 18,000 spectators, is being replaced by an entirely new structure. There will be space for 68,000 enthusiastic football fans in the new arena for the 2010 Football World Cup. Completion of the project is scheduled for November 2009.Project planning
For the construction of this stadium, Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH was able to offer an economical and complete solution. The project planning of the twelve new cranes being used in the construction of the Green Point Stadium was carried out in Biberach and the statics carefully calculated. This included the complete selection of the cranes as well as the choice of the best suited and most economical individual crane confi gurations.Short delivery time
Within a period of only twelve weeks, Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH supplied a total of twelve brand-new tower cranes to Cape Town, eight of them top-slewing cranes of the 200 EC H 10 and 280 EC H 12 Litronic types as well as four 200 EC B 10 Litronic Flat-Top cranes. All tower cranes were erected immediately after their arrival in Cape Town.
All tower cranes supplied by Liebherr are mounted freestanding on foundation anchors and achieve hook heights of between 52.2 and 79.5 m depending on the tower system being used (256 HC, 290 HC or 500 HC).Worldwide Teleservice function
All the new cranes supplied are also equipped with the DFÜ remote data transfer system with Teleservice function. The worldwide dialogue between crane and customer service offers a decisive advantage in view of the deadline pressure on the construction site: The customer can be supported directly on site, even from Germany. Any problems with the crane can thus be identifi ed early on and downtimes avoided.