Austria-based deck equipment manufacturer Palfinger Marine announced a contract to deliver 71 fixed boom cranes to be used during the construction of the 500-MW Fecamp offshore wind farm in French waters.
Palfinger is expected to start delivering the cranes in May. The fixed boom cranes will be used for lifting materials and tools from the supply vessel onto the laydown area of the transition deck while the wind turbines are installed and commissioned. They will also remain in place to be used during routine inspection and service work at the wind farm.
Palfinger will also deliver two telescopic boom cranes for the wind farm’s operations and maintenance (O&M) base.
The Fecamp offshore project, located off the Normandy coast, is being developed by a consortium consisting of EDF Renewables, Canadian energy infrastructure firm Enbridge and German wind farm developer Wpd. Siemens Gamesa is supplying the 71 wind turbines.