Global wind crane manufacturer Palfinger Wind has signed a crane order for the Nordsee Ost (NSO) offshore wind park, one of the largest wind power projects off the coast of Germany.
Under the deal, the company will provide three cranes for each wind turbine, including its nacelle crane PK 40002 M, the PSM 400 platform crane, and a SCMT handy crane.
In addition to the PSM 400, Palfinger Wind has developed a second platform crane specifically for the NSO wind park.
The electric crane SCMT 3kN – 6.0 M can also be operated manually in the event of a power failure.
Palfinger Wind said it offered a ‘perfectly coordinated’ lifting concept for transporting parts for maintenance and servicing, with the combination of the PK 40002 M nacelle crane and the PSM 400 platform crane.
German energy utility RWE is developing the wind park, which includes REpower turbines 48 turbines, at a site 30km north of the island of Helgoland.
The offshore wind park is estimated to generate enough electricity to power about 6,000 average households in the region.
RWE said it plans to invest €1bn for the construction of Nordsee Ost offshore wind park and complete the project in 2014.
Image: Palfinger Wind will supply three cranes per wind turbine to be installed at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind park. Photo: courtesy of Palfinger Wind.