Palfinger Cranes For Major Wind Farm

114 Palfinger boom cranes will be supplied for the Seagreen offshore wind farm. Photo: Palfinger

Posted on January 21, 2021

Palfinger Marine transition piece cranes will support what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.

Situated over 27km from Scotland’s Angus coastline at its closest point, the 1075MW Seagreen offshore wind farm is currently under construction and will comprise 114 MHI Vestas V164-10MW wind turbines. A total of 114 Palfinger PF20000-7 LDB fixed boom cranes will be supplied, one for each wind platform.

“Our outstanding cooperation with the Seagreen project team led to this huge achievement for our installed base in UK waters and the North Sea,” said Rupert Reischl, Palfinger’s global sales manager for wind cranes.

990kg lifting capacity

The Palfinger cranes fulfill two key requirements, which are to be both highly reliable and low maintenance. They have a lifting capacity of 990kg and a minimum hoisting height of 35m. Their lay down boom design enables easy lowering of the boom from the operational position into the maintenance position.

Seagreen is being developed by joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Total. SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of the project, supported by Total, and will operate the asset on completion, which is expected in 2022/23.

Long-term Palfinger dealer Outreach Offshore, based in Falkirk, will give waterfront support to the project.

The wind farm will be capable of powering up to 1.3m homes each year with low-carbon, renewable energy.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Source: maritimejournal

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