PALFINGER MARINE wins contract for delivery of 66 PSM 400 cranes to Merkur Offshore wind farm
(WK-intern) – With a project capacity of 396 MW and a turbine capacity of 6 MW, Merkur Offshore is one of the biggest German wind farms.
It is located 45 km from Borkum in the North Sea and is being built and operated by Merkur Offshore GmbH.
The turbines will be supplied by GE Renewable Energy (Alstom) and installed by DEME. The build-up will be finalised in 2019. As one of the largest wind farms, Merkur Offshore will supply renewable power to more than 500,000 households.
For these wind turbines, PALFINGER MARINE has signed a contract for 66 PSM 400 stiff boom cranes with Alstom Wind France SAS.
Combining technical product expertise and the world’s largest renewable energy source, the wind, this major contract marks a huge success in the story of PALFINGER MARINE’s Wind Crane department. The electro-hydraulic stiff boom cranes are DNV GL approved and fitted with the latest and most innovative safety devices. The radio remote control gives the operator full control from all positions when operating the crane. Proven technology, a maintenance-friendly and robust design and high-quality workmanship: The PSM crane series satisfies all these requirements in the wind business.
Rupert Reischl, Senior Sales Manager of PALFINGER MARINE is proud of winning this large order: “All the energy and effort we have invested for more than thirteen years into this very interesting and challenging offshore wind business has again led to a large-scale order and increases our momentum even further. We are confident that other potential customers in the wind industry will also see the advantages of our products and of having PALFINGER MARINE as a strong partner.”
All cranes will be finally handed over and mounted by September 2017.
About PALFINGER MARINE
PALFINGER MARINE is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. Its worldwide services network, including spare parts supply, guarantees prompt and professional on-site support. The internationally operating company, which has its registered office in Salzburg (Austria) is part of the publicly listed PALFINGER Group.
About PALFINGER AG
For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim/Salzburg, the Company, which has approx. 8,995 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,229.9 million in 2015.
The Group has production and assembly facilities in Europe, in North and South America, as well as in Asia. The pillars of corporate strategy comprise innovation and the further internationalization as well as the growing flexibility of products, services and processes. PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and services centres located in over 130 countries across all continents.
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Symbolic picture: PSM 400 in action at another wind farm (Nordsee Ost) / Copyright: Palfinger Marine GmbH