Global Wind Projects has joined forces with its sister company Global Crane Services to strengthen their joint crane fleet with a Liebherr LG 1750. The 750-tonne lattice boom mobile crane, which combines the performance of a crawler crane with the mobility of an all-terrain mobile crane, joins an LG 1750 and LR 1750 crawler crane, as well as over 60 mobile cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 25 to 750 tonnes in the Global fleet, and will help the company to meet growing demand from the wind industry in the UK and Ireland.
While Global Wind Projects will use the new LG 1750 primarily for onshore wind power projects, Global Crane Services will use it for heavy-duty tasks in ports, on infrastructure projects and in the petrochemical industry in the UK and Ireland. Both companies are subsidiaries of Global Port Services, a services group for the energy sector.
Ryan Burke, General Manager at Global Wind Projects, explains the expansion of the crane fleet:
“With the purchase of the new Liebherr LG 1750, we are doubling our capacity for the specific requirements of wind projects. This procurement is therefore a very significant investment for our company. The new crane was put to work for the first time in Ireland, where it installed five onshore wind turbines at ABO Wind Ireland’s Sheskin wind farm in County Mayo. It then went to County Offaly to install 29 onshore turbines at the Yellow River wind farm. With two LG 1750s in our fleet, we can meet the increasing demand for our onshore wind crane and erection services and support the continued growth of Global Wind Projects.”
Liebherr sales manager, Lyle Sibbald, comments:
“We have built up a very close relationship with Global Port Services over a number of years and are delighted to supply this brand new LG1750 to support Global Wind Projects’ expansion. The LG1750 is recognised as one of the most versatile and efficient heavy lift cranes on the market and is sure to play an important role in Global Wind Projects’ wind farm work as well as Global Crane Services’ heavy lift projects.”
The LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane offers the flexibility and performance of a 750-tonne crawler crane as well as the mobility of a high-speed mobile crane. In other words, it combines the benefits of these two crane types in a single concept. The LG 1750 uses the crane superstructure and boom system from the LR 1750 crawler crane, together with an eight-axle chassis of the latest design with speed-dependent rear-axle steering. This makes the lattice boom mobile crane ideal for fast erection work for wind power projects, industrial construction or infrastructure work.
Global Wind Projects was established in April 2021 by Global Port Services to meet the increased demand for onshore and offshore wind power in the UK and Ireland. Since then, the company has experienced rapid growth and established itself as a reliable partner for some of the largest contractors in the renewable energy sector.