Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has announced a new global collaboration with Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas to develop and sell wind turbine nacelle cranes.

A signing ceremony was held at the Danish Embassy in Shibuya, Tokyo, attended by Toshiaki Ujiie, President and CEO of Tadano Ltd (left) Raphael Huot, VP and head of procurement APAC at Vestas. (Photo: Tadano)

The new collaboration will develop and promote sales of nacelle cranes designed for Vestas’ V236 offshore wind turbines.

Tadano said, “We aim to contribute to the offshore wind power generation sector, which is also being promoted by the Japanese government, through our product lineup, and we strive to achieve carbon net zero by 2050.”

Although Tadano said that the specifications of the nacelle crane and other detailed information will not be disclosed at this time, it commented that the cranes will require high durability and maintainability against strong offshore winds and high salinity.

Tadano said, “We believe that by leveraging our strengths and long history as a crane manufacturer, we can contribute to the spread of offshore wind power generation, which is one of the important energy policies of the Japanese government.”

Green technology

In its mid-term management plan for 2024-2026, Tadano has stated that advancing decarbonisation is a key driver for the company’s growth strategy and has committed to developing a variety of environmentally friendly products.

“This collaboration with Vestas will bring great value to our company, and we hope that our contributions to the offshore wind power field through our products will expand even further, not only in Japan but also worldwide,” a Tadano spokesperson added.


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