ALS loads wind turbine blades in extreme conditions

Abnormal Load Services – ALS in partnership with Norsea (part of the Wilhelmsen Group) have recently invested in the onshore and offshore renewables sector by launching a new logistics company Elevon whose sole focus is to support the wind industry The Elevon renewables team have overcome wintery conditions for renewables as they are busy on site working on 2 projects involving the movement of more wind turbine components in Scandinavia this year.

For the first project weather conditions when loading were challenging at some points, including snow and temperatures down to – 22 degrees. The day started with frozen equipment, vehicles and lashing chains. From lifting the 1st blade to the last one the loading operation took about 8 hours. Once the operation was complete, the vessel sailed to Denmark.

The second project involved unloading wind turbine components from a vessel and transferring them to trailers before arranging onward transportation to a storage facility. The cargo weighing 23 tons was 73.74 metres long, 4.20 metres wide and 3.27 metres high.