A Liebherr piling rig was recently used for foundation work for the construction of future apartment buildings in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Some 300 piles had to be installed by the LRH 100, belonging to the Danish construction company M.J. Eriksson A/S.

In a major infrastructure project under the name “Frederiks Brygge,” a waterfront area inthe southern docklands of Copenhagen has been redeveloped. Approximately 1,200 apartments are built together with retail and commercial space.

The Liebherr LRH 100 piling rig was used for the installation of about 300 concrete piles with a diameter of 300 millimeters and total lengths between 8 and 13 meters. Thanks to its performance strength and flexibility, the LRH 100 was able to complete the job within just 15 working days.

A major criterion on the jobsite was the sometimes narrow work space, offering little leeway for the piling rig to move in any direction. Here, the innovative parallel kinematics of the machine’s leader system, with its great operational range, proved to be an immense benefit for the customer. It allows radii of up to 8.75 meters and inclinations of 18 degrees maximum in all directions. Thanks to this feature the operator was able to change the position of the leader in all directions without moving the undercarriage.

“We are overall happy with the performance of the LRH 100. Its ability to install the piles in different angles and in any direction as well as its long outreach massively contributed to the fast completion of the piling works at the jobsite,” says Kave Yazdani, engineer at M.J. Eriksson A/S.

The LRH 100 is based on the LB 20 carrier machine of the Liebherr LB series of rotary drilling rigs. It is equipped with a powerful and emission-optimized 270 kW/362-horsepower Liebherr diesel engine and can be transported in one piece with the hammer mounted.

The compact design of the carrier machine with 3-meter transport width allows for quick and cost-effective transportation. The LRH 100 from Liebherr also offers a wide range of powerful equipment. This assures that the excellent performance of the basic machine is ideally converted into high productivity.

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