A Liebherr LTR 1060 was driven around tight bends and on
gradients of up to 40 percent to the site at an altitude of
2020 meter to extend a tunnel on the Gornergrat railway in
Zermatt in the Swiss Canton of Wallis.
A superb team from Clausen Kran AG with technical assistance
from Liebherr in advance and perfect crawler crane technology
made the extremely difficult approach possible.
Geri Clausen is completely happy with his Liebherr telescopic
crawler crane. He commented, “We have lots of sites where this
highly manoeuvrable crane is simply perfect.”
•Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
Crawler Crane Manages
High Alpine Terrain
Max. lifting capacity
132,300 lbs at 6.5 ft
Max. load moment
33 ft - 131 ft
31 ft - 52 ft
34,400 lbs / 22,050 lbs
0 - 1.9 mph
Contractors World International Vol 5 No 5
Bauer & the Hong
The special foundation subsidiary BAUER Hong Kong
Ltd. is involved in the construction of the world’s
longest bridge over water, currently under construc-
tion in the Pearl Delta.
The 50 kilometer link connecting Hong Kong, Macao
and Zhuhai forms the southern ring closure of a gigantic
The bridge consists of a multitude of individual
structures, such as cable-stayed
bridgesanda6.7kilometer long tunnel,
allowing uninterrupted passage of
large vessels. Artificial islands form
the end points and landing points. All
structures are connected by a viaduct.
The joint venture Dragages-China
Harbour-VSL commissioned Bauer
Hong Kong with the installation of
offshore bored piles for the Hong Kong
Link Road (HKLR) – a 10 kilometer long
section from the border between
China and Hong Kong to the Hong
Kong international airport.
Piles with 2,300 and 2,500
millimeters in diameter are up to 115
meters long and will be installed in
rock at depth of 2 to 5 meters.
All the work on this project, to be undertaken by Bauer
Hong Kong, must be performed from the water. Five BG 40
rotary drilling rigs will be used – four of them are custom-
built, with longer masts and larger main winches.
The rigs were transported by ships to the steel plat-
forms, each accommodating only one machine.
In support are pontoons for four bentonite plants and
for 300-tons heavy cycle cranes and accessories. Over 100
drilling tools were assembled at the construction site.