January 22, 2021
Photo credit: Palfinger
The crane supplier Palfinger has won a contract for the delivery of cranes for the cranes Fecamp Offshore wind farm project in France.
The 500 MW Fécamp offshore wind farm, which was approved by EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd in June 2020, will contain 71 wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) located between 13 km and 22 km off the coast of north-west France .
For this wind farm, Palfinger’s first offshore wind project in France, Palfinger will supply 71 of its PF14000-4.5 LDB fixed jib cranes.
These cranes lift materials and tools from the supply ship to the storage area of the transition deck during the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines.
In addition, the cranes are used for routine inspections and service work throughout the life of the turbines.
In addition to the 71 fixed jib davits, Palfinger will deliver two PTM600-20m telescopic jib cranes to the offshore wind farm’s O&M base to load and unload materials and equipment to and from crew transfer vessels (CTVs) .
Nikolaj Bæk Rosenkrantz, Sales Manager at Palfinger Wind, said: “The Fécamp offshore wind farm project offered an opportunity that we could not miss. Winning this project opened PALFINGER’s door to the French offshore wind market and our presence in Europe significantly strengthened Offshore wind industry. “
The delivery of the first cranes is planned for May 2021. The Fécamp offshore wind farm is expected to start operating in 2023.