March 31 - Cargotec has entered into a long-term frame agreement with Siemens Wind Power A/S, one of the world's leading suppliers of wind power solutions for onshore, offshore and coastal sites.
Under the agreement, Cargotec will supply custom-made Hiab cranes for service and maintenance of Siemens wind turbines.
Cargotec will deliver product development, manufacturing and application support within the scope of the agreement. The first Hiab service cranes, developed in close cooperation with the customer for 3.6MW wind turbine sizes, have already been delivered from Cargotec's multi-assembly unit in Stargard Szczecinski, Poland. Cargotec has so far secured orders for over 100 units and the product development for other turbine sizes is going on. The volumes are expected to reach up to one thousand units of Hiab cranes per year.
"Cargotec's global presence and acknowledged position as a technology leader in its field were key factors behind our decision to choose Cargotec as the frame agreement supplier. Cargotec's closeness to the markets, as well as flexibility and ability to deliver reliable and safe solutions in a short delivery time were also highly valued," says Kai Foecking, global commodity manager for service cranes at Siemens Wind Power A/S.
"This frame agreement is the result of a fruitful long-term cooperation between Cargotec and Siemens Wind Power. The agreement not only demonstrates Cargotec's competence and capability to provide complete solutions that meet the demands of the high-end wind power generation and service application, but also shows our commitment to servicing the entire renewable energy industry," says Unto Ahtola, executive vice president, Industrial & Terminal, at Cargotec.
The Hiab cranes, used for service and maintenance work of wind turbine generators, are specifically designed for operation in the tight space of the wind turbine nacelle. With multiple control options, the cranes are able to perform the required tasks simply and safely, yet in the least possible space.
Meanwhile, last week Cargotec completed the acquisition of terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis fromZebra Technologies Corporation.
The acquisition combines Navis' flexible and scalable TOS software with Cargotec's leading cargo and load handling equipment and services. Together, Cargotec and Navis will be able to offer integrated solutions putting them in a better position to deliver turnkey operations to customers.
"Joining forces with Cargotec presents many exciting opportunities for us to better serve terminal operators all over the world. Together we can provide seamless integration between the critical elements of terminal operations. Navis will continue to operate independently under its own company name and we will maintain our well-known brand and preserve our valuable customer, technology and equipment relationships," says Bill Walsh, President of Navis, now part of Cargotec.