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 co-operation 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." 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.