Aug 28 | 2020
Handling 14,300 tonnes of Wind Farm Components
Elevon’s parent company, Abnormal Load Services - ALS, recently began its fourth wind farm project of 2020 in Scandinavia.
The project will last from August to October and will involve ALS project managers on the ground in Sweden overseeing daily operations relating to vessel discharge, transfer to storage, management of components in storage, re-load from storage and transfer to the wind farm site.
ALS’ renewables team will be handling 275 components including nacelles, gears, hubs, blades and towers totaling over 14,300 tonnes.
This project involves the discharge of eight vessels with the largest wind turbine component measuring 15.78 meters long, 5.80 meters wide and 5.52 meters high, with a weight of 78 tonnes.
ALS has been involved in several renewable energy projects in Scandinavia over the last 18 months, including the project management of 74,053 tonnes of wind farm equipment from port to site over a period of nine months, where a total of 1,515 components were discharged from vessels, stored and then reloaded to transport. In total, 149 complete turbines have been unloaded and delivered to five different wind farms.
Coordination and detailed planning were key to this overall project with six transport companies working together to deliver the cargo to the sites.
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