May 9 - Crane Rental Corporation has transported a nacelle, wind turbine rotor hub and support frame over 16 km to Siemens Energy's new state-of-the-art wind energy training facility in central Florida.
Crane Rental received the wind farm components at a rail spur, where it loaded the 89.4-tonne nacelle and 34.9-tonne hub onto Goldhofer trailers using a 550-tonne capacity Grove GMK-7550 truck crane.
On arrival at the training facility, Crane Rental offloaded the nacelle and hub to a staging platform so that they could be assembled and slid into position inside a building, where the nacelles will be used to train Siemens Energy employees.
Positioning the assembled equipment, which weighed a total of 142.4 tonnes, inside the building required Crane Rental to use its proprietary jack and slide system with 91.5 m of total track.
Crane Rental Corporation is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network for the USA.