New PALFINGER marine cranes for Ørsted’s Borssele OWF maintenance base
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 new Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm. While the wind farm is still under construction, the base has already commenced operations.
For the 2,100 sqm maintenance base at the North Sea Port, the project initiator Ørsted, a Danish power company, commissioned renowned equipment suppliers to guarantee optimal working conditions. This is where PALFINGER’s marine solutions came into play, by securing an order for the delivery of two jetty cranes. The installation of the two reliable PTM600 telescopic boom cranes is completed, and operations have recently started. From now on, the PALFINGER cranes ensure safe, smooth and efficient material handling when 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”, says Iavor Markov, PALFINGER’s Contract and Tender Manager for marine and wind cranes. He adds: “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”.
Green power for one million households
The Borssele wind farm project is an essential step for the Dutch government’s ambitious goals towards green energy. The wind farm is located 22 kilometers from the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland. With a capacity of 752 MW, the 94 turbines are expected to generate renewable electricity equivalent to the consumption of one million households per year.
As a global partner for innovative and reliable deck equipment and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER's marine business supplies high-quality products to fulfill standardized and customized demands. Supported worldwide by a network of experienced and skilled specialists, we provide flexible and efficient service solutions. Our portfolio gives a competitive edge for customers in the maritime and offshore industry.
ABOUT PALFINGER AG
The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With a workforce of approximately 10,800, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and service centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER is always close to the customer.
As the leader in its engineering field, the company aims to ensure its partners’ business success in the long term by providing solutions and products that remain economically and ecologically viable in the future. Its broad product and model portfolio allow PALFINGER to take digitalization and the deployment of artificial intelligence to new levels.
As a global company with strong roots in its home region, PALFINGER is convinced that thinking and acting in the interest of sustainability plays a vital role in successful business operations. That is why the company assumes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1999 and in 2020 achieved a revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.