Siemens Orders Konecranes Cranes for Cuxhaven Factory

Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes has received an order to deliver eighteen industrial cranes and one gantry crane to Siemens’ nacelle factory in Cuxhaven, Germany.

The cranes will be delivered during summer 2017. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.

The lifting capacity of the ordered cranes is ranging from 20 to 500 tons, and they will be used for assembly work.

Industrial cranes are being used in different levels in the factory and they have anti-collision protection to make the usage of cranes safer.

“We are delighted to deliver cranes to the Siemens Wind Power & Renewables Division for their future nacelle factory in Cuxhaven, Germany,” said Markku Saarinen, VP, Industrial Equipment, Europe, Konecranes.

“The cranes have been designed with latest technology to help our customers improve their safety and increase the efficiency in their production. The order is a good base for continued cooperation.”

Siemens is investing around EUR 200 million to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany.

The factory is to manufacture nacelles for the company’s 7MW offshore wind turbines and will create up to 1,000 new jobs. Production of the first components will begin in mid-2017.

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