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Major Order for PALFINGER WIND

· REpower Systems SE orders 48 PSM 400 cranes for wind turbines in the megawatt class · Platform cranes enable even more efficient work on the service platform · Delivery as early as 2012

PALFINGER CRANESPALFINGER CRANES
Hamburg, November 7th 2011. REpower Systems SE, leading producer of wind turbines, is
continuing to rely on the expertise of PALFINGER WIND: A major order for 48 cranes
confirms the successful cooperation that has existed since 2003.

Cranes are an essential element in the upkeep, maintenance and servicing of wind turbines.
In the last decade, PALFINGER WIND has developed a wide range of offshore cranes for
these specific applications which enable the service teams of numerous wind farms to work
even more efficiently. Reducing the downtime of the wind turbines to a minimum is a top
priority.

Thomas Nitsch, in charge of the WIND division at PALFINGER, says, “We offer our
customers a well thought-out and internationally tested service concept. It is based on a
number of nacelle and platform cranes which are custom-designed and perfectly matched to
each other in addition to a global service network. Thanks to our “strong assistants”, loading
and unloading processes from supply ships and helicopter platforms become faster and
safer. Handling of loads inside nacelles and platforms is also made considerably easier for
the service teams.”

Safety and reliability always take priority for PALFINGER WIND. The design of the cranes
has been certified by classification societies such as GL or DNV. All reasons that REpower,
one of the leading producers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, is also very pleased to
hear. As a long-standing partner of REpower Systems SE, PALFINGER WIND supplies,
among other things, cranes of the PK 40002 range for the 5M and 6M wind turbines. The 5M
and 6M offshore turbines with a rated power of 5,075 KW and a rotor diameter of 126.5 m
belong to the megawatt class and therefore to the largest and most powerful wind turbines in
the world. The PK 40002 onboard crane itself has been a permanently installed standard
component of these turbines since the start of production.

A recent order, this time for 48 platform cranes, has only just been commissioned. Matthias
Bessert, Commodity Manager at REpower Systems SE, is pleased with the deal that has
been completed, “PALFINGER WIND is a reliable and highly competitive partner that offers
high-quality products. Its global positioning enables it to respond to customer requirements
with particular flexibility. These are strong arguments for us to continue to push ahead with
our collaboration.”

PALFINGER WIND is very pleased with the confidence shown in it and will deliver the 48
cranes to REpower in the coming year.

About PALFINGER AG
For many years PALFINGER AG has been a global leader in the production of lifting, loading and
handling systems. As a multi-national corporate group with its headquarters in Salzburg, the company
achieved total sales in 2010 of EUR 651.8 million with a workforce of approx. 5,200.
The group has production and assembly sites in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Innovation, further internationalization and flexibilization of products, services and processes form the

cornerstones of the corporate strategy. On the world market for hydraulic knuckle-boom cranes,
PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader but also as the technology leader. With more
than 4,500 sales and service bases in over 130 countries on all continents, PALFINGER is always
close to the customer.
Source:
Thomas Nitsch
Author:
Palfinger Marine- und Beteiligungs- GmbH
Email:
t.nitsch@palfinger.com
Link:
www.palfinger.com/...







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