In May 2016, Konecranes received a major order from the Siemens Wind Power & Renewables Division in Germany. The order includes 18 Industrial cranes and 1 gantry crane. The cranes will be delivered during summer 2017. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
“We are delighted to deliver cranes to the Siemens Wind Power & Renewables Division for their future nacelle factory in Cuxhaven, Germany,” says Markku Saarinen, VP, Industrial Equipment, Europe, Konecranes. “The cranes have been designed with latest technology to help our customers improve their safety and increase the efficiency in their production. The order is a good base for continued cooperation.”
The lifting capacity of the ordered cranes is ranging from 20 to 500 tons. The equipment will be used for assembly work in the new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. Industrial cranes are being used in different levels in the factory and they have anti-collision protection to make the usage of cranes safer.
Siemens is investing around EUR 200 million to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany. The factory is to manufacture nacelles for the company’s next-generation offshore wind turbines and will create up to 1,000 new jobs. Production of the first components will begin in mid-2017.