PALFINGER secures Japanese crane order

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PALFINGER has been commissioned to deliver 33 fixed boom cranes for
Akita and Noshiro, Japan’s first large-scale commercial offshore wind farm project.

All 33 wind turbine platforms will be equipped with PALFINGER’s PF8000 fixed boom cranes, with an outreach of 2.4 metres and a safe-working-load (SWL) of 1 ton. The first cranes will be delivered this autumn. Commissioning will be coordinated by the PALFINGER Asia Pacific wind service hub.

“We feel very honored to be part of this project – it truly is a milestone in the Japanese offshore wind industry. Our colleagues from PALFINGER Japan played an invaluable role in winning this project, we owe them a great deal of gratitude. Now, we have gained a stronger foothold in this region and discovered even more potential for future projects there”,
said Iavor Markov, Contract and Tender Manager for PALFINGER’s marine and wind cranes.

Akita and Noshiro projects extend across 730 hectares. Both will be located in the Akita Prefecture coastal zone – one at Akita port, the other at Noshiro port. The commercial operations are scheduled to begin in 2022/2023. With a capacity of 139 MW, the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms are expected to supply electrical power to nearly 130,000 homes.

PALFINGER's recent and ongoing crane projects in the Asia-Pacific region include
Formosa 1 phase 2, Yunlin, Changhua and the two offshore substations for Greater Changhua.

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