Safe wind turbine construction focus at WCTS

By Murray Pollok05 September 2019

New expert guidance developed by ESTA on the construction of onshore wind turbines will be discussed at the World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam on 13 and 14 November.

David Collett, president of ESTA and managing director of transport company Collett & Sons, will outline new best practice guidelines being prepared by the organisation. ESTA is working on the document with FEM (the European Materials Handling Federation) and VDMA Power Systems.

Oxbo turbine pic

KeithSettle, CEO of Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions, will discuss a wind turbine transport project in Oklahoma, USA.

The wind turbine session will include two presentations and a round-table discussion involving representatives from crane rental companies, specialist transport providers and crane manufacturers.

The panelists on the round-table will be as below, with one additional participant to be confirmed:

  • Gerard Bastiaansen, managing director, Wagenborg Nedlift
  • David Collett, managing director, Collett & Sons Ltd & President, ESTA
  • Klaus Meissner, director engineering systems, product safety & IPM, Demag Mobile Cranes.

To complete the wind turbine session, Keith Settle, CEO at Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions in the USA, will provide a case study titled ‘The Mountain’ – of a challenging wind turbine transport project the company recently undertook in the State of Oklahoma. The project included one of the first applications in North America of Goldhofer’s blade lifter.

The full programme for the Summit has now been completed. For full details and to book your place visit www.khl-wcts.com

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The conference is organised by KHL Group and its magazines International Cranes and Specialized Transport and American Cranes & Transport (ACT).

The event is supported by association partners SC&RA and ESTA.

 

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