Mammoet has strengthen its position in Brazil’s wind market with the addition of a Tadano CC 38.650 crawler crane to its fleet during the third quarter of 2022. The new machine will specifically focus on concrete tower erection, with boom lengths ranging from 105 to 129m (344 – 423ft.), while the crane has the capacity to lift sections up to 255 tons. The CC 38.650 is therefore an ideal solution which offers a good blend of capacity and maneuverability.
The crane is currently on site to complete its first tasks at the Cajuina Wind Farm in Angicos region, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The Cajuina Wind Farm will be comprised of 55 wind turbine generators (WTGs) which will have a total capacity of 314 Megawatts.
The Brazilian government has steadily invested in expanding wind power generation throughout the country. In early 2022, wind energy represented about 11% of the Brazilian energy matrix, making it the third most common source. Overall, the country is the biggest wind energy producer across Latin America.