Big Hiab crane order worth $5 million

Drawing of Hiab SWP crane Hiab SWP wind turbine service crane. Image: Hiab

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has won a major order worth €5 million for a special type of loader crane to be used in offshore wind turbines.

All the cranes ordered are the 10 tonne-metre rated Hiab SWP, designed to handle service operations on offshore wind turbines. It is a straight boom telescopic hydraulic loader type crane with up to four extensions. Type SWP2 offers an hydraulic outreach of 10.2 metres while SWP3 goes to 8.3 metres.

As standard these cranes have the Hiab radio remote control type CD4 4F, the SpaceEvo electronic safety system and type V200 control valve. They are also painted to EN/ISO 12944-2 class C3 for corrosion protection in the offshore application environment.

High performance

The cranes will be fitted in the turbine factory to very large wind turbines of 14 MW and larger, Hiab said. One crane is installed inside each wind turbine’s nacelle and can lift either from sea level or handle loads at the helicopter pad on top. There is enough winch wire for a lift height of 180 metres, the capacity is 600 kg and the maximum hoisting speed is 30 metres a minute.

A major wind turbine manufacturer ordered these cranes and deliveries will be completed during 2024.

The new Hiab cranes are for large offshore wind turbines Tyhe Hiab SWP cranes will be fitted to large offshore wind turbines. Photo: Hiab

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