The Netherlands based KenzFigee has been awarded a contract by Duke Energy Renewables for delivery of the GenHookTM LT up-tower crane package.
The contract comprises the design and fabrication of the first new generation GenHookTM LT temporary up-tower crane package with a SWL capacity of 10 tons, which will be initially deployed for generator exchanges on the SiemensGamesa WTG in the 2.3 MW range and will be further adapted to other tasks and technologies.
The GenHookTM LT is an industry-leading innovation, designed to perform lifts in wind turbines, eliminating the need to mobilize large conventional cranes for corrective repairs and component exchanges. The zero-emission-crane, fully powered by a wind turbine’s back feed power circuit, is designed to exchange major components with extreme accuracy, while working in wind speeds up to 18 meters per second. The GenHookTM LT up-tower crane is assembled in only 2 lifts, with the assistance of the Heli-HookTM crane, and supplied in one standard 40-foot ISO container. The GenHookTM LT package, which includes the Heli-HookTM crane, is scheduled for delivery in May 2020.