XCMG’s XCA3000, the world’s largest tonnage wheeled crane, recently completed its first assignment in Liaoning Province, China.
At the Dashiqiao Xintai New Energy 200 MW wind facility, the XCMG XCA3000 hoisted a 25-ton, 95-meter-long wind turbine blade to a height of 107 meters, which was then docked onto the wind turbine hub and installed.
Specifically designed for turbine hoisting, operational efficiency with the crane’s use more than doubled, says the company. The XCMG XCA3000 wheeled crane has a 3000-ton lifting and 190-ton hoisting capacity, as well as a 160-meter height, allowing it to install wind turbines up to 10 MW. Per XCMG, a turbine nacelle, with a weight of 135 tons and 5 MW power output, can now be installed within a 30-minute operational window.
The crane’s ability to transport heavy components such as the main arm and legs, weighing up to 317 tons, coupled with its gradeability of 20%, enhances its heavy-load transfer effectiveness, says XCMG.