A Manitowoc 16000 fitted with the new wind attachment, is erecting 204 turbine towers on a wind farm at La Ventosa, in the Juchitán District of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. This is the first 16000 with a wind attachment in Mexico. A Manitowoc 18000, a Grove GMK5220 all-terrain crane and five Grove rough-terrain cranes are also on site. The cranes all belong to contractor Sectrol DHP, which is working for main contractor Acciona. Sectrol DHP is erecting 68 towers in three locations in La Ventosa. The nacelles are the heaviest elements, which weigh 65 t, and the towers are 80 m high. Jorge Fernandez, Commercial Manager for Sectrol DPH, which specialises in green energy, said that the wind attachment extends the capabilities of the 16000 in terms of capacity and reach. "We do a considerable amount of work in wind energy, and we've seen size of wind turbines evolve," said Fernandez. The Manitowoc 16000 has a maximum capacity of 400 t, and a maximum reach of 96 m. The wind attachment increases the reach and capacity of the Manitowoc 16000 at short radii, particularly useful in wind turbine applications. At an 18 m radius, the wind attachment lends the crane a capacity advantage of 49 per cent over a standard 16000.