Makro takes on Brazil’s tallest turbine

By Sarah Ann McCay04 March 2012

Makro Engineering is using a fleet of Liebherr cranes to construct Brazil's tallest wind turbines

Makro Engineering is using a fleet of Liebherr cranes to construct Brazil's tallest wind turbines

Makro Engineering is using a fleet of Liebherr wheeled mobile and crawler cranes to erect 146 wind turbines in Guamare, Brazil. The wind turbines will be the tallest in Brazil at 110.76 metres. Under ideal weather conditions Makro completes two towers a day.

The crane services company is working on the wind farm for Wobben Windpower. It will have the capacity to generate 292 MW. Cranes at work include two 600 tonne capacity LR 1600 crawler cranes, a new 1,200 tonne capacity LTM 11200-9.1 telescopic wheeled mobile, plus LTM 1500, LTM 1400 and two LTM 1090 wheeled mobile all terrain cranes to complete the works at five locations.

Makro Engineering includes Makro Wind, a division responsible for operations, implementation and maintenance of wind farms. It includes a specialized team comprising project managers, safety engineers, operational supervisors, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, planning engineers and technical experts.

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