KenzFigee signs first contract for GenHook up-tower crane

PRESS RELEASE – KenzFigee has received the first order for delivery of its new GenHook LT up-tower crane, which is designed to lift wind turbine parts at sea. The contract was awarded by Duke Energy Renewables. 

The contract comprises the design and fabrication of the first new-generation GenHook LT temporary up-tower crane with a safe working load of 10 tons. It will be initially deployed for generator exchanges on the SiemensGamesa wind turbine generator in the 2.3 MW range and will be further adapted to other tasks and technologies.

The GenHook LT is 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 while working in wind speeds up to 18 meters per second.  The crane is assembled in only 2 lifts and supplied in one standard 40-foot container.

“KenzFigee is proud that Duke Energy Renewables will be the first client deploying our latest crane technology for operational and maintenance wind turbine work. The GenHook LT is designed in close cooperation with our sister company and up-tower service operator LiftWerx, which resulted in some distinct operational advantages, like increase of safety, reducing costs and operational efficiency”, says Jan-Pieter Klaver, CEO of KenzFigee.

“The GenHook LT is the first up-tower crane purpose-built to efficiently replace generators. This tool allows us to streamline our services and enhances our ability to offer one-call solutions to our customers with simplified operations, highly predictable costs and a lighter footprint on sites”, says Tony Morelli, Large Corrective Manager at Duke Energy Renewables.

Delivery is scheduled for May 2020.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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