Palfinger’s marine business secured an order for two jetty cranes, which have recently been installed in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, at the maintenance base for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm.
While the wind farm is still under construction, Ørsted’s 2,100 sqm maintenance base has already commenced operations.
The installation of the two PTM600 telescopic boom cranes has been completed, and operations have recently started, Palfinger said.
The two cranes are used for loading and unloading cargo on and off crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The cranes have a safe working load (SWL) of 2 tons and an outreach of 17.7 meters.
“We have been working with Ørsted for nearly ten years now. In the last two years, we already delivered four PF10000 fixed boom davit cranes for two Borssele offshore wind farm substations. With the two additional telescopic boom cranes, yet we were given another opportunity to foster our valuable partnership,” said Iavor Markov, Palfinger’s Contract and Tender Manager for marine and wind cranes.
“Our local service hub team based in Schiedam, the Netherlands, did a great job installing and commissioning both cranes under the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during April.”
Located 22 kilometers off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, the 752 MW Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines slated for commissioning by the end of the year.