wind turbine

  • 125946 genie® sx 180 boom lift servicing the woolnorth wind farm holding’s turbines

    SX-180 introduced to wind farm work


    Northwestern Tasmanian wind farm operator Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding’s has switched from cranes to using a Genie SX-180 boom lift for servicing its turbines

  • Grúas Romaní's Ruthmann SteigerT 540.

    Wind work for Ruthmann order


    Grúas Romaní has taken delivery of a Ruthmann Height performance-Steiger T540 ahead of the repair season for wind turbines

  • Palfinger Platforms P900 Top Class truck mount

    Palfinger in wind energy JV


    USA-based Fairwind, headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma and Palfinger have set up a joint venture for wind turbine servicing

  • Collett & Sons transported a turbine for the Muirhall2 Wind farm. It is the first project to com

    Testing transports


    As wind turbine components keep getting bigger the challenge for transport companies and equipment manufacturers to overcome these difficulties gets ever more complicated. Laura Hatton reports

  • Felbermayr from Austria at work installing a wind turbine

    Reach for the skies


    The next developments in the wind power industry are taller turbines and higher safety standards. Laura Hatton investigates

  • Viatron's Grove GTK1100 works on installing a wind turbine in Poland

    Viatron takes on Poland wind expansion


    Poland's Viatron is keeping its Grove GTK1100 busy working on the country's growing number of wind energy plants. The company, which specializes in wind turbine installation, acquired the Grove GTK1100 in 2011 and since then has had the unit working round the clock

  • Liebherr LR 11350-P1800 crawler being used to lift the nacelle of a 6 MW wind turbine in the Netherl

    P-Boom enters wind energy market


    A 1,350 tonne Weldex Liebherr LR 11350-P1800, equipped with the manufacturer's new parallel boom, has lifted the 340 tonne nacelle of a 6 megawatt wind turbine

  • Around 200 delegates discussed issues in wind turbine erection, transport and maintenance. Money pre

    A review of ESTA's wind turbine installation conference


    Last year was the worst ever for accidents in the wind turbine erection and maintenance business, prompting a major safety conference last month. Alex Dahm reports

  • The 630 EC–H 70 can reach a free-standing height under hook of 93.1 m

    Liebherr has developed a tower crane for installing wind turbines


    Liebherr has developed a tower crane for installing wind turbines. Its capabilities outclass those of a mobile or crawler crane in certain locations, the manufacturer says. Euan Youdale reports

  • A Vestas nacelle is lowered into awaiting dockside transport

    Lifting and transporting wind turbine components is a major challenge


    Handling state-of-the-art wind turbine components is a major challenge for crane service companies, turbine OEMs and transport specialists alike