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In 4 days, WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, will open its doors. In preparation for the fair, a huge exhibit is being erected on the plaza in front of the main fair building, right in the centre of the city, a process that will continue into the weekend, depending on the weather. A climbing crane will be installed on a wind turbine tower base rising to a height of 24 metres. The climbing crane itself is 55 metres tall when assembled. The exhibit, weighing in at a combined 138.5 tonnes, gives an awe-inspiring demonstration of cost-efficient technology: The climbing crane is easier to transport and requires less space during installation of the entire wind turbine than conventional crane solutions. The crane, which alone weighs 60 tonnes, was developed by the Dutch firm Lagerwey, a strategic partner of Enercon. The total weight of the installation, including the tower sections and foundation slabs, is equivalent to 100 average-sized cars, making this the largest and heaviest exhibit to ever be shown at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site.
Lagerwey is an exhibitor at WindEnergy Hamburg, where more than 1,400 companies from 40 different nations will present their innovative products and projects from 25 to 28 September. The world’s leading wind industry expo for the onshore and offshore wind industry mirrors the global market and its entire value chain. It will be joined by the WindEurope conference to form the Global Wind Summit. For more information go to windenergyhamburg.com
Note to editors: The photo shows the climbing crane (lower half assembled) attached to the tower base. The orange-coloured crane is only used to assist in the installation on the plaza. It is not actually a part of the exhibit.