Seagreen to get 114 Palfinger cranes
By Alex Dahm13 January 2021
More than 100 cranes will be delivered by Austrian manufacturer Palfinger Marine for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.
The 1,075 MW Seagreen project is under construction and will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Seagreen is about 30 km off Scotland’s Angus coast and will comprise 114 MHI Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines. Capacity will be to power up to 1.3 million homes.
Lifting capacity of the PF20000-7 LDB fixed boom cranes is 990 kg and the hoist height requirement was for a minimum of 35 metres. Reliability and low maintenance were also requested.
The deal for the 114 cranes was done with Palfinger’s long-term partner Outreach Offshore based in Scotland. The company local to the wind farm said it is committed to supporting the project in the construction phase and thereafter for the equipment servicing, training and other requirements when it is put into operation.
SSE Renewables Seagreen project director, John Hill, said, “We are pleased to welcome an industry leader like Palfinger to this project. It is great to see the company working with a partner based in Scotland. This is yet another example of the project and our contractors supporting the local supply-chain wherever possible and helping the country’s green recovery.”