At the end of 2015 the companies Liebherr-Russland and Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft signed a new contract for the delivery of a Liebherr RL 1500-30 EX Litronic offshore crane, which is to start operation on a satellite platform at the Ju. Korchagin oil and gas-condensate field in the Russian part of the Caspian Sea by the end of 2016.

With a load capacity of up to 30t, the Liebherr offshore crane RL 1500 features an unlimited 360° slewing range paired with a hydraulic ram luffing cylinder system. The crane provides a maximum outreach of 36m from the rotation axis of the slewing platform. All this makes the RL 1500 an optimal solution for maintenance of open deck equipment on drilling and satellite platforms as well as for unloading supply vessels.

Manufactured at the specialised Liebherr plant in Rostock (Germany), the RL 1500- 30 EX Litronic is designed as an explosion-proof version for operation at temperatures from -30°С to +40.6°С and wind speeds of up to 25m/sec.