PALFINGER scores Fécamp crane contract

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PALFINGER has secured a contract in the French offshore wind market for the delivery of 71 fixed boom cranes for the Fécamp offshore wind farm. Delivery of the first cranes is scheduled for May 2021.

PALFINGER was selected as the preferred supplier for 71 PF14000-4.5 LDB fixed boom cranes. These will lift materials and tools from the supply vessel onto the laydown area of the transition deck during the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. Furthermore, the cranes will be used during routine inspection and service work throughout the turbines' operational life. They can also be operated during emergency evacuations.

In addition to the 71 fixed boom davits, PALFINGER will deliver two PTM600-20m telescopic boom cranes to the offshore wind farm’s operations and maintenance (O&M) base for loading and unloading materials and equipment to and from Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs). The first batch of cranes is estimated to be supplied in May 2021.

"The Fécamp offshore wind farm project offered an opportunity that we couldn't let slip by. Winning this project has opened the door for PALFINGER to the French offshore wind market and significantly strengthens our footprint in the European offshore wind industry,"
Nikolaj Bæk Rosenkrantz, PALFINGER's Sales Manager Wind, pointed out. "Apart from that, this project has been an invaluable experience so far. We've been leading close dialogues, making full use of our synergies and working on solutions that will perfectly meet the customer's requirements".

Fécamp offshore wind farm will be located between 13 and 22 kilometres off the coast of Fécamp in Normandy. The 71 wind turbines will be connected to gravity-based foundations installed on the seabed at depths between 25 and 30 metres. It is expected to produce the equivalent of the domestic electricity consumption of approximately 770,000 people, representing more than 60% of the inhabitants of the Seine-Maritime area. It is being jointly developed by Eolien Maritime France (a joint venture between the French company EDF Energies Nouvelles and the Canadian company Enbridge) and wpd offshore.

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