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Sarens Transports 54 Offshore Wind Farm Jackets

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Sarens, in response to a client’s request, efficiently handled the offloading, transportation, and loading-out of 54 1450-ton jackets for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Sløvågen, Norway. Originating from Asia, the jackets were transported to Wergeland Base in Gulen, Norway, using Heavy Transport Vessels operated by Cosco.

The project, initiated in late 2022, saw the Engineering Department working on initial drawings in early 2023. Mobilization of equipment, including 104 axle lines SPMTs, 12 Ro-Ro bridges, and other specialized machinery, began in February, with the first shipment arriving on February 12.

Sarens addressed ground-bearing pressure concerns on the quay by providing load-spreading material to evenly distribute the weight. The company used its Kamag K24ST SPMTs for unloading and transporting jackets to the site, overcoming logistical challenges with precision.

The jackets, intended for deployment off the Fife coast in Scotland at depths of 40 to 60 meters, were strategically transported in three shipments, each containing ten, fourteen, and twelve jackets. Sarens continued to play a crucial role in the project, ensuring the careful loading of jackets onto barges and delivering necessary mooring and ballast equipment.

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