Palfinger Marine scored large in Germany with a total of 151 crane orders from two offshore wind farm projects.
Palfinger Marine will deliver 32 hydraulic foldable knuckle boom cranes type PK40002M to be installed in the nacelles, and 32 electro-hydraulic straight boom cranes type PSM400 to be mounted on the platforms.
Both cranes type are supplied for the Trianel wind farm Borkum II in the North Sea. The wind farm is 40 kilometres north of the island of Borkum, comprising of 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines with a capacity to generate estimated 200 MW-hours of electricity.
The nacelle cranes will be handed over between July and December 2018 while the delivery of the DNV GL approved platform cranes is scheduled for February and April 2018.
Meanwhile, Siemens, the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor for largest offshore wind farm project under construction in Germany, the Hohe See wind farm and Albatros wind farm, awarded Palfinger Marine with 87 platforms cranes. They will deliver 71 and 16 fixed boom cranes type PF8000 for both wind farm respectively.
Both wind farms, also far out in the North Sea, are being constructed as a joint project by EnBW. Adding both together, they have the capacity to generate 610 MW-hours of electricity to supply estimated 710,000 households with renewable energy.
Deliveries of the cranes for Hohe See project will run until the end of 2017 while the 16 cranes order for Albatros wind farm will be handed over in February and March 2018.