The power of off-raod in the Vercors Regional Nature Park


Citeos is the French company that supports public enterprises and local authorities throughout France in the management of public lighting, smart grids and distribution networks. With over 20 years' experience and a strong local presence, Citeos is able to develop customized solutions that take into account respect for the environment in terms of light pollution and energy savings.


With the PALFINGER P130 A, it is working alongside the Territoire d'Energies de l'Isère, to renovate the power cables in Gresse en Vercors, in the commune of Trieves, within the prestigious Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors.

Agility and safety on steep terrain

Citeos Grenoble chose to entrust this delicate task to two of its most experienced operators: Lilian and Julian. Both have long experience of working on power lines, even in rugged terrain like that of the Alps.

"The challenge we faced was reaching the area where the power line was located," comments Lilian. "Between the rain and the particularly steep terrain, it wasn't at all easy to intervene and change the cables on the lines operated by Enedis," Julian continues.

"PALFINGER's P130 A met our needs, and thanks to the installation on the Ford Ranger, access to the most remote and inaccessible areas became possible with a cherry picker, and therefore in complete safety", the two operators add.

What's more, thanks to the specific front stabilizers, the positioning of the aerial platform was particularly effective despite the sloping terrain.

Julian and Lilian, who often work in alpine areas, particularly appreciate the P 130 A for its speed of installation, ease of use and total reliability. "It's a simple aerial platform with fully hydraulic controls that react quickly. The arm system with the telescopic boom is perfectly reliable and allows us to work in complete safety - we really like it!


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PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world’s leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,700 employees (without contract workers), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2023 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.45 billion.

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