CS Wind Vietnam is taking two 100 tonne Kalmar Super Gloria reachstackers, equipped with a wide range of custom modifications. The machines are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of next year.
CS Wind is the largest manufacturer of wind turbine tower sections, with plants in Vietnam, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Canada and Europe. The CS Wind factory in Vung Tau Province, Vietnam manufactures around 900 tower sections a year.
The reachstackers will be used in tandem to transport tower sections weighing up to 200 tonnes.
Production division manager Nguyen Minh Tri said: “We are delighted to partner with Kalmar and are eagerly awaiting delivery of the new Kalmar Super Gloria reachstackers, which will be an essential part of the logistics operations at our factory. One of the main reasons we chose Kalmar was that we were very impressed with the professional service quality and local after sales support that Kalmar, together with their local partner, is able to provide us.”
Elvina Chua, Kalmar vice president, South & South East Asia added: “This order represents a milestone for us as these are not only the first ever Kalmar Super Gloria reachstackers to be delivered to the Vietnamese market, but also among the first ones in the APAC region overall. The Super Gloria is a remarkable achievement of engineering excellence and a great example of what Kalmar can deliver to customers that have highly specialised and challenging lifting needs.”