25 April 2008

JPW Riggers of Syracuse, New York, US, used its new 400 tonne capacity Manitowoc 16000 crawler to assemble and install wind turbines on Canada's largest wind farm. Delivered late in 2005 the crawler went straight to work on the 99 MW, C$187 million (US$161 million) wind turbine jobsite, close to the city of St. Leon, Manitoba, where it worked for Canadian contractor HB White Canada, a subsidiary of White Construction USA. Rigged with 89 m of boom plus 7 m of extended upper boom point the crane was used to erect eight 80 m high wind turbines, each weighing 227 tonnes. The heaviest lift was the 46 tonne nacelle. JPW has ordered another new 16000 for delivery in October.

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