Before construction can begin, roads must be laid to allow transport of turbine components and heavy lifting equipment. As components increase in size, so must each crane and trailer – and therefore every road and hardstand on site.
What’s more, as hubs grow higher fewer cranes are available locally to lift them - so developers turn to large crawler cranes that stand further from the tower. This also increases civil costs, as larger pads must be laid.
The time taken to disassemble the crane and move to the next pad has always been crucial to a project’s success. But getting crawler cranes from turbine to turbine faster means building wide roads so they can travel independently - again increasing costs.
Our engineers choose from the world’s largest fleet of heavy lifting equipment. By considering factors specific to each project such as inclines, permitting, clearance, distance and on-site obstacles, they formulate a mobilization strategy that drives down civil costs.
Mammoet’s fleet of large tower cranes help developers to meet the 165m hub height challenges of today, while innovations such as the LTC4000 tower crane, WTA and WTM are supporting the industry towards a post-200m future.
Whatever the site conditions, we help our customers to achieve a smooth, efficient production line.