Three crane LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes from Transbiaga make their debut at the Gecama wind farm (Cuenca), the largest wind farm in Spain built in a single phase.
Transbiaga's crane LG 1750 cranes will assemble 67 120-meter-high wind towers under hubs.
In addition, another crane LG 1750 is also operating.
Three Transbiaga LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes are making their debut at the Gecama wind farm (Cuenca), assembling 67 120-meter-high wind towers under hubs. Four crane LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes are working at the Gecama wind farm (Cuenca), to carry out the assembly of 67 120-meter-high wind towers under hub, whose concrete tower sections weigh up to 255 tons, the nacelle and generator, model DELTA4000 from Nordex weighing 140 tons, and the wind blades weighing 21 tons and 74 meters long.
Transbiaga is perfectly familiar with the operation of the crane LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane model, as they already have five other units in their machinery pool. In addition to operational needs, we decided to go for this crane model because of its high lifting capacity and mobility, factors that meet the needs and requirements of a wind farm. Likewise, with the new acquisition, equipped with the SX jib system and which is designed for the assembly of heavy equipment on high wind towers, we will be able to meet our work expectations. On the other hand, it also has the SX configuration, thanks to which we will be able to meet the demands of the wind turbines of the future. For all these reasons, we requested that it be configured for the maximum height of 165 meters of main boom and with F jib.
Transbiaga's three crane LG 1750 units perfectly complement the rest of its machinery, since we use them as main cranes for the assembly of wind farms, making them indispensable for carrying out this type of project in the most efficient way and with the highest possible quality. They are appropriate equipment when carrying out this type of operation, since being a self-propelled mobile crane allows us to move between platforms, occupying a smaller width than a crawler crane. In addition, as it has a high load capacity and great height, it allows us to lift wind turbine components in a safe and reliable way, as well as effectively. Transbiaga's work focuses mainly on Latin America and northern Europe, especially in the assembly of wind farms. In order to carry out this type of project, they also have eight Liebherr LR 1600/2W narrow-gauge crawler cranes.
Assembly of the concrete tower sections, weighing up to 255 tons, the nacelle and generator, model DELTA4000 from Nordex weighing 140 tons, and the wind blades weighing 21 tons and 74 meters long.
Largest wind farm in Spain
This is the largest wind farm built in a single phase in Spain. Located in the province of Cuenca, will cover an area of 41 km2 and will have a road network of nearly 80 kilometers in length. In terms of energy, the Gecama wind farm will offer an installed capacity of more than 300 megawatts, generating around 1,000 gigawatts per year and saving 160,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
For Transbiaga, working on the assembly of the Gecama wind farm entails that "we are proud that clients as renowned as Nordex trust us to carry out this type of wind projects, which means that we are one of the references in the sector worldwide, both for the capacity of our fleet and work teams, and for maintaining high safety and quality standards. The construction of this wind farm is part of a series of projects that Transbiaga has been carrying out in Spain for Nordex, one of its largest clients, for many years. In addition, they have other active projects in Sweden, Chile, Mexico and Puerto Rico, with plans to expand to other countries in 2022.
Transbiaga has a fleet of machinery consisting of 49 cranes, 43 of which are Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes and crawler cranes with lattice boom,