KenzFigee signs contract with Duke Energy for delivery of first GenHook LT up-tower crane

KenzFigee is pleased to announce to have been awarded a contract by Duke Energy Renewables for delivery of GenHookᵀᴹ LT up-tower crane package.

The contract comprises the design and fabrication of the first new generation GenHookᵀᴹ LT temporary up-tower crane package with a SWL capacity of 10 tons, which will be initially deployed for generator exchanges on the SiemensGamesa WTG in the 2.3 MW range and will be further adapted to other tasks and technologies.

The GenHookᵀᴹ LT is an industry-leading innovation, designed to perform lifts in wind turbines, eliminating the need to mobilize large conventional cranes for corrective repairs and component exchanges. The zero-emission-crane, fully powered by a wind turbine’s back feed power circuit, is designed to exchange major components with extreme accuracy, while working in wind speeds up to 18 meters per second. The GenHookᵀᴹ LT up-tower crane is assembled in only 2 lifts, with the assistance of the Heli-Hookᵀᴹ crane, and supplied in one standard 40-foot ISO container. The GenHookᵀᴹ LT package, which includes the Heli-Hookᵀᴹ crane, is scheduled for delivery in May 2020.

“KenzFigee is proud that Duke Energy Renewables, an industry-leading operator and maintenance provider for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in the U.S., will be the first client deploying our latest innovative crane technology for O&M wind turbine work. The GenHookᵀᴹ LT is designed in close cooperation with our sister company and up-tower service operator LiftWerx, which resulted in some distinct operational advantages, like: increase of safety, reducing costs and operational efficiency”, says Jan-Pieter Klaver, CEO of KenzFigee.

“The GenHookᵀᴹ LT is the first up-tower crane purpose-built to efficiently replace generators. This tool allows Duke Energy Renewables to streamline our services and enhances our ability to offer one-call solutions to our customers with simplified operations, highly predictable costs and a lighter footprint on sites”, says Tony Morelli, Large Corrective Manager at Duke Energy Renewables.

For more information please contact:
Jeanny C.M. de Leeuw-Hulsman
Marketing & Communication Manager
Mob.: +31 (0)6 15623041

Artist impression:
The new generation GenHookᵀᴹ LT temporary up-tower crane, including the Heli-Hookᵀᴹ crane, designed and built by KenzFigee.

About Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, a nonregulated unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 megawatts. Duke Energy is one of the US’s top renewable energy providers, on track to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy by 2020. The power is sold to electric utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. The unit also operates energy storage and microgrid projects. Visit Duke Energy Renewables for more information.