Palfinger to provide new cranes to Scotland wind farm


In 2023 Palfinger will deliver 60 of its new PF120-4 fixed boom cranes to the Moray West Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland and one PTM12000 jetty crane to its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base.

Thanks to its long coastline and ideal wind conditions, Scotland is a hotspot for the offshore wind industry. The Moray West offshore wind farm is in the outer Moray Firth off Inverness.

Ocean Wind’s Scottish wind farm is expected to meet the power requirements of about 650,000 households. (Courtesy: Palfinger)

In addition to the 60 fixed boom cranes, Palfinger will supply a PTM12000 jetty crane for Buckie Harbour. The commercial port has been selected as the long-term Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base and will be used to support the construction phase of the Moray West offshore wind farm and beyond.

The large-scale project is being developed by Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture formed by EDP Renewables and ENGIE. It will consist of 60 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 14.7 MW.

Once operational, the Scottish wind farm is expected to meet the power requirements of about 650,000 households in Scotland for the next 25 years and thereby contribute to the county’s targets of achieving net zero emissions by 2045.

“We are proud that the launch of our renewed range of fixed boom cranes allows us to offer our customers and partners even better performance in their daily business and that the redesigned solution is well received by them,” said Gunther Fleck, Vice President Sales & Service Region Marine at Palfinger.

“What is more, the delivery marks the start of a promising partnership between Palfinger Marine and Ocean Winds.”

Palfinger’s range of fixed boom cranes comes prepared for load handling operations with a safe working load of 1,000 kilograms at 3- to 7-meter outreach in single line operation and up to 3,000 kilograms at 2.9- to 6.9-meter outreach in double line operation.

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