Transbiaga’s 3 New LG 1750 Lattice Boom Mobile Cranes Make Debut at Gecama Wind Farm
Three new Transbiaga LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes recently made their debut at the Gecama wind farm (Cuenca), assembling 67 120-meter-high wind towers under hubs. With a fourth LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane already working at the Gecama wind farm, they are carrying out the assembly of 67 120-meter-high wind towers with 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. The Gecama wind farm is the largest wind farm in Spain built in a single phase.
Transbiaga is familiar with the operation of the Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane, as they already have five other units in their fleet. In addition to operational needs, they 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 which is designed for the assembly of heavy equipment on high wind towers, they will be able to meet their work expectations. Additionally, it also has the SX configuration, which will make it able to meet the demands of the wind turbines of the future. For all these reasons, Transbiaga requested that it be configured for the maximum height of 165 meters with the main boom and F jib.
Transbiaga’s three new LG 1750 units complement perfectly the rest of their fleet working on 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. In addition, as it has a high load capacity and great height, it allows them 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. They also have eight Liebherr LR 1600/2W narrow-gauge crawler cranes working on this type of project.
Transbiaga has a fleet of machinery consisting of 49 cranes, 43 of which are Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes and crawler cranes with lattice boom,