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VIDEO – BMS’ lattice boom mobile crane deployed on $3b project

BMS has deployed its Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane to construct Golden Plains Wind Farm.

BMS Heavy Cranes has deployed its Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane to erect the first wind turbine at Golden Plains Wind Farm in Victoria.

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Contracted by Danish renewables company Vestas, the global heavy lifting company utilised its 750-tonne capacity lattice boom mobile crane to construct the wind farm. To erect the first turbine, BMS conducted a six-day operation to install all components of Vestas’ V162-6.2 wind turbine.

Needing to lift to a hub height of 149m and install blades measuring in at 79m long to provide an ultimate rotor diameter of 162m, BMS’ LG 1750 showed that it was more than up to the job. On top of its maximum capacity of 750 tonnes at a radius of seven metres, the LG 1750 possesses a maximum hoist height of 193m and a maximum operating radius of 136m. The Liebherr lattice boom mobile crane utilises the boom system from its LR 1750 in combination with an eight axle-chassis to combine the flexibility of a crawler crane with the high speed and transportability of a mobile crane.

The three billion dollar Golden Plains Wind Farm is being produced by TagEnergy in partnership with Vestas and is being partially funded by the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation. In all, the project will construct 122 turbines to produce a 756.4mW per year wind farm.


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