PALFINGER: Equipping French regions with state-of-the art offshore wind cranes
Only one and a half years ago, PALFINGER MARINE secured its first offshore wind farm deal in France. Since then, PALFINGER MARINE has already received three more deals in France, delivering six jetty cranes and 64 fixed boom cranes for the renewables industry.
The need of renewables is increasing and within the EU, France is spearheading the race to build offshore wind farms. For each of three current offshore wind projects in the north-western region of France, PALFINGER is providing two of its proven PTM600 jetty cranes.
Port loading has never been so easy
PALFINGER MARINE cranes are the perfect fit for jetty harbour site applications. Proven technology, a maintenance-friendly design and high-quality workmanship characterize these cranes. The compact design of the PTM crane model with an integrated power pack and oil tank allows space-saving installation on site, so that even small harbours can be used as loading sites. The reliable telescopic function of a PTM and its safety features complete the range. With a PALFINGER PTM crane, the Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) can be easily and reliably loaded with everything that is needed to service the turbine.
Enabling energy production from French winds
The jetty cranes in La Turballe in the region of Pays de la Loire, and in Fécamp, in Normandy, are already prepared for operation. The cranes in Ouistreham, also in Normandy, which is the Operation and Maintenance Harbour for the Calvados Offshore Wind Farm, are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2022. Additionally, PALFINGER MARINE is providing 64 PF14000-4.0 cranes for the offshore wind turbine platforms of the Calvados Offshore wind farm. The 450 MW Calvados offshore wind project consists of 64 wind turbines located more than 10 km from the Bessin coastline and covers a total surface area of around 45 km². The PALFINGER fixed boom service cranes support in cargo and spare parts loading from crew transfer vessels (CTV) to the transition piece.
Iavor Martchev Markov, Global Sales Manager Wind at PALFINGER, says: “We are proud that we strengthened our footprint in the French offshore wind industry, since we entered the market only one and a half years ago. This shows us that we can meet our clients’ needs all over the world – no matter the circumstances.”
The international mechanical engineering company PALFINGER is the world's leading provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. As a global partner for pioneering and reliable deck equipment and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER MARINE 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
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,500 employees (without contingent workers.), more than 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2022 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.23 billion.