PALFINGER MARINE Secures Large Scale Orders for Three New-Build Wind Farms


By The Maritime Executive 10-25-2017 09:27:26

PALFINGER MARINE is proud to be chosen as supplier of platform and nacelle cranes for the Trianel wind farm Borkum II. The wind farm, located in the North Sea approximately 40 km north of the island Borkum, consists of 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines. These wind turbines will generate about 200 MW hours of electricity. PALFINGER MARINE is the complete crane supplier for all 32 wind turbines. It will deliver 32 hydraulic foldable knuckle boom cranes (PK40002M), to be installed in the nacelles, and 32 electro-hydraulic stiff boom cranes (PSM400), to be mounted on the platforms. The nacelle cranes, with an attractive compact design, will be handed over between July and December 2018. The delivery of the DNV GL approved platform cranes is scheduled between February and April 2018. 

87 platform cranes to be delivered to the Hohe See and Albatros wind farms, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm project under construction 

Another big order that PALFINGER MARINE secured in 2017 is the delivery of 87 platform cranes for Germany’s largest offshore wind farm project under construction. In its role as main contractor for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI), Siemens awarded PALFINGER MARINE the contract for the delivery of 71 fixed boom cranes (PF8000) to the Hohe See wind farm and another 16 fixed boom cranes (PF8000) to the Albatros wind farm. Both wind farms, located far out in the North Sea, are being constructed as a joint project by EnBW. Together, they will generate 610 MW  hours of electricity to supply around 710,000 households with renewable energy. The fully electric PF 8000 platform cranes with an outreach of 2.9 m have already been successfully delivered to Gemini, Gode Wind and RaceBank and are already in their fourth generation. The deliveries for the Hohe See project will run until the end of 2017. All 16 cranes to be mounted at the Albatros wind farm will be handed over in February / March 2018. 
“These large-scale orders show that all our efforts over the last 15 years in the offshore wind business are paying off and we are on the right track. Being selected for another EnBW/Siemens wind farm project after the successful collaboration in the course of the Baltic II project proves that our customers are satisfied with our premium-class cranes. It is also a huge success and strengthens our market position that we have been chosen as the complete crane supplier for the Trianel Borkum II wind turbines”, says Rupert Reischl, Global Sales Manager – Wind Cranes. 


PALFINGER MARINE is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. The product portfolio includes cranes, lifesaving equipment, winches and handling equipment. A worldwide service network including the supply of spare parts ensures fast and professional onsite support. PALFINGER MARINE operates in all major maritime segments, including Offshore, Marine, Cruise, Navy and Coast Guard, and Wind. 
The internationally operating company, which has its registered office in Salzburg (Austria), is part of the publicly listed PALFINGER Group. For more information, please visit

For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 9,580 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,357.0 million in 2016. 
The Group has production and assembly facilities in Europe, in North and South America, as well as in Asia. The pillars of corporate strategy comprise innovation and the further internationalization as well as the growing flexibility of products, services and processes. PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and services centres located in over 130 countries across all continents. 

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.