PALFINGER nets Taiwan contract

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PALFINGER and Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd. have signed a contract for delivery of 81 lay-down boom cranes destined for wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Taiwan.

Each turbine platform will be equipped with one fixed boom crane, which has an outreach of 4.6m and a lifting capacity of 1 tonne. Additionally, one crane will be installed onshore for training purposes. The 81 PF12000-4.6 LDB transition piece cranes meet corrosion class ISO 12944-9 category CX and all electrical components that will be staying outside permanently comply with a protection class of at least IP 66.

The developers of the
Yunlin offshore wind farm project reached financial close for the project on 30th May 2019. It is one of the largest offshore wind-related transactions that has been financed in the Asia Pacific region, and is located eight kilometres off the Taiwanese west coast in the Taiwan strait. Construction work for Yunlin is scheduled to start this year, with turbine installation expected to start in 2020. With a total capacity of 640 MW, the project is one of largest offshore wind farms being developed in Taiwan.

Siemens Gamesa has been named turbine supplier and is to deliver 80 of its
SG 8.0-167 DD  wind turbines, which have a rated capacity of 8.0 MW and a rotor with a 167-metre diameter. Siemens Gamesa is also to support the project under 15-year long-term service agreement for the turbines.

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