Return of wind farms

The long-awaited sign-off of agreements with 27 renewable energy projects will hopefully revitalise South Africa’s efforts to build the green energy sector and enhance power generation capacity, says Johnson Crane Hire sales executive, Peter Yaman.
“The construction of wind farms around South Africa created some exciting new opportunities for the crane hire sector,” says Peter, “and we took full advantage to participate in the major wind farm projects to date, both here and in Namibia.
“We have constantly upgraded our heavy lift capability, which has served us well in conducting lifts for wind farms. In particular, we have used a state-of-the-art LTR 11200 hydraulic telescopic narrow-track crawler crane with 1 200 tonne capacity as well as an LG 1750 lattice-boom truck-mounted crane with 750tonne capacity.
“Crane hire remains a highly specialised activity, with expensive capital equipment supported by specialist technicians and certified operators,” he concludes.
“With all these factors, combined with the compliance requirements, it is not surprising that most construction and mining companies prefer to rely on crane rental specialists rather than own and operate this equipment themselves.”

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