Pilot Project in France: Floating offshore wind turbines

Preparations for the pilot project in France for the construction of floating offshore wind turbines are in full swing.

Our heavy lift specialists will be responsible for the assembly of the plant components and the logistics within the port area in Fos-sur-Mer/Marseille. For this purpose, a new Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane with Power Boom is brought to its first operation with approx. 150 trucks in the direction of the Côte d'Azur. Until the first lift, there is essential preparatory work: the erection of the auxiliary crawler crane CC2400-1 and subsequently also the preparation of the main crane with a lifting capacity of up to 1.350 tons, and SPMTs as well as the numerous load distribution mats. Up to 15 specialists from Schmidbauer's Heavy Lift department are working on site for 4 months for this - a logistical masterstroke is required. The preparations on site start in April.

"In March 2020, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) commissioned us to support the heavy loads logistics of three prototype floating offshore wind power plants for the ‘Provence Grand Large’ project being implemented by EDF Renouvelables in Fos-sur-Mer, France. Since then we’ve been part of the innovative engineering team and intensively involved in planning. Schmidbauer is responsible for the entire port logistics for the project, and is managing the assembly of the wind power turbines. For example, the port area was reinforced according to our specifications, and a special load distribution concept was developed.“ reports our Head of Business Development Minka St. James in an interview.

We will keep you updated on this outstanding project - here on our website as well as on our social media channels facebok, Instagram and Linked. Stay tuned!


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