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Paul
Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 8:00:12 PM

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Hello group, the construction of a new wind farm has just started where I live and the company doing it have chosen the Vestas V117-4.2 MW turbine.

Can anyone tell me what size or make of crane would be needed for erecting these turbines?.

Thanks in advance.

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digggerr
Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 8:54:19 PM
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Ask Statkraft.
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 2:31:38 PM
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might not need a huge crawler crane if they use a climbing crane like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=150&v=BewhWRmsmp4&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=ENERCONGmbH

The video show the base being put together with an 8 axle crane. Maybe a LTM 1500?

If using traditional method, i am guessing you probably need something like LR 1600?
richie51
Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 5:46:35 AM
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Paul

Most likely the LG1750 seems to be the go to crane for onshore installation these days
Paul
Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 4:21:08 PM

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Thanks guys, I was thinking along the lines of an LG1750 so we'll see what appears.

They're going to need a lot of luck - I think we get about 20 windless days a year and the wind speed record for Shetland(where I live) is 192mph!.

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Jack.
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 7:10:19 PM

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Might get away with the LG 1550 at a push but as already said I reckon BMS will just throw 1750s at it. There’s around 100 going up isn’t there Paul?

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Paul
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 2:18:18 PM

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Yeh, that's the plan, 103 turbines. They've had problems already though with the depth of peat and I believe they're struggling to find any hard so it's floating roads that's going in.

Do you know which crane company has been hired by any chance?.

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Jack.
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:14:03 PM

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BMS were talking about it when we were cross hired to them back in 2018.

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Paul
Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 7:42:52 AM

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Cheers, yes, it's been in the pipeline for about 12 years!.

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