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End-to-end solutions for wind turbine lifting and wind farm logistics

Kalmar heavy lifting machinery is perfect for handling and lifting wind turbine components during manufacturing, transportation in marshalling yards, wind farm construction and maintenance. Our electric or diesel powered forklifts and reachstackers can be fitted with custom designed lifting attachments for wind turbine blades, towers and components.

Kalmar offers customised solutions to meet the unique requirements of the wind industry, regardless of the location of your wind farms or the type of components you need to handle. Whether it's nacelles, blades, tower sections, cones, or foundations, we have the expertise to provide you with an end-to-end solution that ensures the safe efficient movement and lifting of these components.

 

Knowledge and experience that counts in the wind industry

With thousands of machines working tirelessly every day, Kalmar understands that one size doesn’t fit all. Which is why each of our high- capacity reach stackers or heavy duty forklift trucks and custom designed lifting attachments are designed specifically to meet your exact needs. We provide end-to-end solutions, from handling nacelles, tower segments, and blades to the final construction and installation of wind turbines. With our specialised heavy lifting solutions, custom designed lifting attachments, and high capacity material handling equipment, we are able to facilitate a seamless and efficient construction process for wind parks.

 

We can lift, move, stack and store through every touch point, including:

  • Raw material, supplies and storage
  • Material supplies in manufacturing
  • Semi-finished components including nacelles, tower sections and blades
  • Blasting and painting
  • Loading and unloading for transports
  • Marshalling of project cargo
  • Containerised assembly parts
  • Power cable reels.

 

A world of possibilities

Kalmar provides electric or diesel powered high-capacity reach stackers and heavy duty forklift trucks are specially designed to efficiently and safely handle heavy and large loads during wind components manufacturing, transportation in marshalling yards, wind turbine installation, wind farm construction, and wind power plant maintenance. Our extensive range of heavy lifting machinery gives you a choice of drivelines, power sources, wheelbases, lifting capacities, and attachments, all built on our globally recognised G-Generation platform. This platform has undergone rigorous testing in various wind farm applications, guaranteeing its suitability for wind turbine installation, wind farm logistics and for other heavy lifting tasks for the wind industry.

 

No job too challenging

Kalmar forklift trucks and reach stackers can handle loads ranging from 9 to 130 tonnes safely. Additionally, when two Super Gloria Reachstackers work in tandem, they can lift loads up to 260 tonnes, making them perfect for efficiently moving large and heavy wind turbine blades. If our current selection of specialist attachments do not fulfil your lifting requirements, we are more than happy to discuss the possibility of designing a custom-made attachment that specifically meets your needs for your wind farm or turbine.

 

Our end-to-end wind handling solutions are ready to handle:

 

  • The production of main components for wind turbines
  • Foundations, tripods and monopiles
  • Towers, sections, cones and TPS
  • Nacelles, bearings and blades
  • Generator, gearbox, hub and rotor
  • Hydraulic and electric components
  • Containerised assembly parts
  • Power cable reels.

 

Seeing the world from your perspective

 

 

 

 

All Kalmar counter balanced machines, including reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts have been updated to meet safety standard EN 1175:2020 to ensure that working with a Kalmar machine is as safe as it can be.

 

Heavy Duty Forklifts Trucks

You have a choice of lifting capacities up to 85 tonnes, attachments and a range of diesel power drives with three emission levels and battery-powered drives using two different technologies (Lead Acid and Lithium-ion). They are known for their outstanding build quality, ease of operation and for being easy to maintain and service and have many safety features as standard, making them ideal for moving components when constructing a wind turbine or wind plant.

High-capacity Industrial Reachstackers

Our reach stackers can be fitted with numerous specialist attachments so you can move a variety of loads when building your wind turbine or constructing a wind farm of up to 130 tonnes per machine or up to 260 tonnes when working in tandem, safely and efficiently. You can even significantly reduce your carbon emission by up to 40% with our Eco Reachstacker.

 

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Keep moving with Kalmar Service

To keep your business moving Kalmar Services offers a range of services that can help you keep your equipment moving optimally.

  • Kalmar Care offers a flexible range of service solutions that can be built around your business.
  • MyKalmar brings together all of our digital services into one place for greater visibility and control over your fleet and maintenance activities.
  • Kalmar MyParts is your one-stop shop for Kalmar Genuine Parts which is open 24/7, accessible on any screen and available in different languages.
  • Kalmar Insight is a performance management tool which gives you an easy overview of your fleet operations, by aggregating data from multiple sources.