Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has announced a collaboration with Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas to develop and sell wind turbine nacelle cranes globally.

Tadano says it is looking to contribute to the offshore wind power generation sector, which is also being promoted by the Japanese government, through its product line-up. This, it says, is in line with its aims to achieve carbon net zero by 2050.

To start, Tadano will collaborate with Vestas to develop and sell nacelle cranes for Vestas’ new V236 offshore wind turbines.

Although details of the nacelle cranes are not yet available, Tadano revealed that they will be extremely durable in order to withstand the extreme conditions of offshore use (such as strong winds and high salinity).

The collaboration was officially sealed at a signing ceremony at the Danish Embassy in Shibuya, Tokyo, on July 3rd. The ceremony was attended by Raphael Huot, vice president / head of procurement APAC, Vestas, and Toshiaki Ujiie, president and CEO of Tadano.