With our integrated handling solutions, we are a trusted partner of the private and public power generation sector all over the world, equally serving the production, operation and maintenance of power-generation installations.
Fields of application
- Power generation facility construction
- Installations for electricity and heat generation
- Renewable power generation
- Solar thermal power stations
- Wind power installations
- Biomass facilities
- Refuse recycling installations
Power generation facility construction
Our cranes and hoists already play an important role in the production of machinery and installations for power generation. For example, they are used in the manufacture of gas and steam turbines, where sensitive machine components have to be positioned with accuracy down to the last millimetre. Also for the production and assembly of the required parts, our cranes and hoists provide assembly workers with essential support.
Installations for electricity and heat generation
Our cranes and components are operated in many sectors of industry where installations are used to generate electricity and heat with fossil or alternative fuels. The lifting capacity of our process cranes, for example, ensures that maintenance work can be carried out reliably on turbines and other components.
Renewable power generation
Our products are also present in the four central fields of renewable power generation: solar, wind, hydropower and biomass, forming an important link in the eco-friendly power generation process.
Solar thermal power stations
Individual solar power units within a solar thermal power station continuously align the surfaces of their modules to face the sun. Wheel blocks from our range of industrial drives products provide the necessary rotation and availability.
Wind power installations
When maintenance work needs to be carried out on wind turbines, the spare parts and tools have to be lifted on the outside up to the nacelle to heights of 100 metres or more. For onshore and offshore installations we offer cranes, rope and chain hoists that are specially designed to meet the needs of the wind power industry. These hoists provide for fast and smooth service operations and minimise the time needed to transport materials. They help to ensure that facility downtimes are cut to a minimum and to boost the efficiency of these installations. Furthermore, many companies in the wind power industry employ our technologies to manufacture their wind power installations. And our mobile harbour cranes are used for handling the turbine components (e.g. the rotor blades).
Our automated process cranes play a key role in recovering energy from refuse-derived fuels, such as wood chips or sludge. They ensure that the material is stored and blended as required and that the furnaces are continuously supplied.
Refuse recycling installations
Refuse incineration facilities not only help reduce the constantly growing amounts of refuse – but also make a valuable contribution towards power generation.
Our crane installations are optimised to meet the requirements of the individual facility. From manually controlled cranes and semi-automated operation to fully automated crane systems that are controlled by a Demag warehouse management system, we supply tailored engineering solutions.