BKV prepares for future onshore wind installation with new Liebherr crane

Dutch lifting specialist Barneveldse Kraanverhuur (BKV) will soon be expanding its fleet of cranes. In February, the lifting specialist will welcome a new Liebherr LR 1700-1.0.

With this acquisition, BKV is preparing itself for the ever-increasing onshore wind turbines. Where only a few years ago the height was around 130 metres, the company sees that this has now grown to 155 metres and that there are plans for 165 metres and developments for 185-metre-high turbines.

The LR 1700-1.0 has a lifting capacity of 700 tonnes. It reaches a maximum lifting height of 185 m and a reach of 160 m.

With the Liebherr LR 1700-1.0, the efficient transport of a 600 tonne crawler crane and the performance of a crane in the 750 tonne class come together, BKV says. The LR 1700-1.0 was designed based on the dimensions of the LR 1600/2, but with 15% more lifting capacity. It will be equipped with a modern derrick system, a V-frame and a VarioTray.

In early 2023 BKV expects to welcome a second LR 1700-1.0. Source: BKV

Read a full interview with Daan Deij, director of BKV in the latest edition of Windpowernl.

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