Lagerwey is currently testing the first climbing crane in the world for the installation of wind turbines in the Netherlands.
The new crane has already undergone extensive testing on the ground, and it will now undergo review of its climbing and hoisting capabilities. The test is being carried out on the highest wind turbine on land in Eemshaven.
The Climbing Crane builds the wind turbine tower and then uses the tower to climb upwards. From there, the crane builds up and climbs independently. This solves the problem of the large transport and long construction times of the giant cranes needed to build the ever-increasing wind turbines.
Using the Climbing Crane also facilitates the installation of high wind turbines at sea because large construction vessels are no longer needed.
The test will take several weeks. In October, Lagerwey will use the Climbing Crane for the construction of the second L136 wind turbine.
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