Power Climber Wind Launches 360° Blade Access Platform Overseas

Its small footprint makes it easy to transport by fitting inside a standard work truck, reducing the total mobilization cost.

SEATTLE & BRUSSELS--Power Climber Wind, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces the launch of the first CE-compliant 360° blade access platform solution that simplifies wind turbine blade and tower maintenance work for O&M providers, blade contractors and wind plant owners.

Modeled after its North American cousin which has racked up hundreds of operating hours, the CE 360° platform is modular, stable, fast to install, and easily configured to also meet tower access work needs with minor changes to components. Its small footprint makes it easy to transport by fitting inside a standard work truck, reducing the total mobilization cost. Extensively engineered and tested, the 360° blade access platform is compatible with all major wind turbine manufacturers and is CE approved.

Its solid connection to the tower and ability to easily reposition provide a stable working deck without requiring counterweights, improving workers' confidence and productivity. Its unique design easily adapts to various blade profiles and can be conveniently converted to larger blade openings.

"Known for our innovative solutions in 65 years of working closely with owners and contractors, we understand that wind farm owners and operators share common problems worldwide. Achieving simple, practical, safe and cost-effective access is critical," says Ruben Bake, Vice President & General Manager. "The modular platform solution solves this problem with a proven product, that is cost-effective and above all – easily deployed to the site."

To view how the 360° blade access works on a turbine click here http://www.powerclimberwind.com/360%20BAP%20Overview.aspx.

About Power Climber Wind

Power Climber Wind helps major wind turbine OEMs, owners and service providers manage their operation and maintenance costs by providing the most reliable access equipment and expertise to improve employee safety, productivity and retention. The world leader in suspended access with 65 years experience putting people to work at elevation with motorized solutions, Power Climber Wind provides turbine service lifts, IBEX® climb assist, tower access platforms, blade access solutions, safety equipment and training globally. Our commitment to performing productively at elevation drives simple, smart product and hands-on training solutions to drive lower total cost of ownership and make our customers' work a reliable, confident experience. For further information contact Power Climber Wind at +32 3 451 0500 or visit www.powerclimberwind.com.

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