Konecranes to supply overhead cranes to offshore wind power plant in Taiwan24 April 2023
Konecranes has won a contract to supply four electrical overhead cranes to Siemens Gamesa's offshore nacelle plant in Taichung, Taiwan.
The cranes will support the entire material handling of the site’s broadened production scope, with lifting capacities of up to 400 tons. The order was booked in Q1 2023, and installation is planned to take place in Q1 2024.
The cranes will be at the centre of a continuous production flow at Taichung, lifting various turbine parts to and from production lines for nacelles – the part of a wind turbine containing the gearbox, shafts, generator and brake. Siemens Gamesa is expanding production to deliver locally made nacelles for the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind power projects, future projects from Taiwan’s Round 3 offshore wind power auctions and other Asia-Pacific projects.
"We selected Konecranes once again based on our positive experience from previous projects both in EMEA and APAC. Konecranes is a trusted partner who makes specifically engineered, durable products that allow us to leverage our facilities to the maximum," said Joakim Videbæk Nielsen, project manager at Siemens Gamesa.
"Our cranes are known especially for their precision and durability, two characteristics that are critical in assembling nacelles given both the size and the complexity of the components involved. We look forward to further supporting Siemens Gamesa’s renewable energy ambitions in the future,” said Christoph Chang, Konecranes area manager.
It is claimed the customised overhead cranes will play a critical role in the tripling in size of the offshore wind power nacelle facility, the largest of its kind in Taiwan.
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