NKM Noell Special Cranes is the market leader in the supply of  special cranes for the nuclear industry.

With our know-how, we provide all kinds of proven “”single failure proof”” safety hoist solutions including redundant-rope-systems and -drive chains. NKM Noell Special Cranes has extensive experience and knowledge with international norms and crane standards,  for the design, delivery, installation and commissioning of:

  • Reactor Building Cranes & Polar Cranes
  • Semi Gantry Cranes
  • Cranes for interim castor storage and drum storage & Handling Equipment
  • Fuel Handling Machines & Hot Cell Cranes
  • Powerhouse Cranes
  • Special Cranes & Cargolift for Scientific- & Experimental-Plants

NKM Noell Special Cranes’ references focused on the above mentioned cranes and scope of supply:

21 reactors in Germany – 4 reactors in France – 4 reactors in Switzerland – 1 reactor in the Netherlands – 2 reactors in Finland – 2 reactors in China – 2 reactors in Brasil – 2 reactors in Iran – 1 reactor in Taiwan

NKM Noell Special Cranes can reference on extensive know-how from a multitude of realised national and international technical special solutions for cranes in the most varied  nuclear plant applications.

Together with REEL, NKM Noell Special Cranes has at its disposal the most comprehensive knowledge in lifting equipment for nuclear plants for the majority of reactor models throughout the world

Nuclear Standards

NKM Noell Special cranes’ many years involvement in the KTA standards committee (establishing safety criteria for operating crane units in nuclear plants, Germany) and its numerous safety solutions in crane products offer its customers the guarantee for a competent and reliable partner.

Due to the countless exported crane units, NKM Noell Special Cranes also has at its disposal the most extensive knowledge regarding international nuclear crane standards (like for example, ASME-NOG-1, EDF standards, GUS standards,YVL …) and the most varied crane designs necessary to meet these standards.




NKM Noell and REEL ALESA will participate to TMS 2018 in Phoenix, March 11 – 15.

The event will draw more than 4,000 attendees and feature four full days of technical programming


we wish you the very best for 2018

Load tests : Lifting and moving four Boeing 747s

Successfully performed for the double overhead crane

Some news from ITER : Hooked! Big, powerful cranes need big, powerful hooks

Each hook has a lifting capacity of 375 tonnes.

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