Hiab Cranes to Make Offshore Wind Debut in China

Load handling equipment manufacturer Hiab, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply a minimum of 100 HIAB light-range loader cranes for a wind turbine manufacturer in China.

The order with a value of approximately EUR 1.5 million was received at the end of January 2017. The loader cranes will be used on an offshore wind farm, Hiab said.

The loader cranes for nacelle service are used when lifting service and maintenance parts up to the wind turbines.

The agreement also includes training for operators and service personnel.

“Our focus is on providing for the customer a high performing and industry leading safe crane and winch concept, when the challenge is to work with a winch with lifting height of about 100 metres in the tough and windy offshore conditions,”¬†Peter Krimm, responsible for Hiab business with OEMs & Truck Manufacturers, said.

The equipment will be delivered throughout 2017.

Hiab did not disclose any information on who ordered the loader cranes and for which project.

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