Goldhofer’s trailling dolly solution proves its worth

Hofmann Kran-Vermietung has relied on Goldhofer’s new »bladeS« blade hauler in combination with its self-tracking trailing dolly for the transportation of three 75-meter-long wind turbine blades from Rostock to the Hopsten-Schale wind farm more than 400 kilometers away. Goldhofer’s »bladeS« is available in a number of different combinations. Through the use of a 5-axle tractor …

AAL delivers giant cable carousel for a US$2 billion offshore clean energy project

AAL Shipping has recently delivered a cable carousel measuring 23m in diameter (73m circumference) to Jan De Nul Group, for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project, 9.5 km off the coast of north-west Taiwan. The cargo was loaded in Jebel Ali and transported on deck of the 19,000 dwt heavy lift (HL) multipurpose vessel AAL Nanjing to the …

Liebherr’s TCC 78000 lifts monopiles for new wind farm in the Baltic Sea

In the port of Rostock, the first of a total of 72 monopoly foundations for the offshore wind farm “Kriegers Flak”, which is currently under construction, were loaded. The wind farm, located south of the Danish coast, will supply up to 600,000 households with electricity in the future and will thus become Denmark's largest offshore …

ALS and Norsea launches new logistics company to support the wind industry

Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has announced together with Norsea, part of the Wilhelmsen Group, the launch of a new logistics company Elevon, whose sole focus is to support the wind industry. “Big opportunities need a singular focus. The pure-play strategy allows Elevon to anticipate and respond quicker to client needs, attract industry-specific talent, go ‘all-in’ …

GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 additional employees for its factory in Cherbourg, France

GE Renewable Energy is planning to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021. The facility, which opened two years ago in April 2018, has produced the world’s largest offshore wind turbine blade ever manufactured, 107-meters long, dedicated to GE’s Haliade-X …

Hydrogen turbine construction starts in the Netherlands

Sustainable hydrogen supplier HYGRO has announced that the first construction phase of a hydrogen turbine starts on the ECN Wind Turbine test field in Wieringermeer. The project is part of “Duwaal”, a green hydrogen initiative that aims to develop the green hydrogen distribution regionally. Enercon supplies the wind turbine as part of the hydrogen turbine. …

Van der Vlist for Wieringermeer wind farm

After the transport of 50 windmills to Wieringermeer, Van der Vlist has commenced the second phase of 32 complete windmills, making it the biggest windfarm in the Dutch countryside. The first ship with tower sections have arrived to the terminal in Moerdijk and will be soon re-loaded onto trailers for the final leg of the …

Vestas to lay off 400 employees in Europe

Vestas has announced the optimisation of its product portfolio, which includes stopping certain projects with immediate effect. As a consequence of these measures, Vestas intends to lay off approximately 400 employees, which will primarily affect locations in Denmark. A limited number of layoffs is also expected in other locations in Europe. Additionally, Vestas’ registered directors …

Sarens installs wind turbines in Kazakhstan

On behalf of customer GE and project owner ENI, Sarens has recently unloaded several wind turbines parts and has installed thirteen turbines at a project site in Badamsha, Kazakhstan.The Sarens crew needed to unload and install all of the turbine parts in the same location. To do this, they worked in two teams, one unloaded …

ESTA releases Best Practice Guide for Transport and Installation of Onshore WTG Systems

The European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry (ESTA) has released a new best practice guide in an attempt to reduce wind farm accidents. The Best Practice Guide discussions were lead by ESTA with the support of VDMA Power Systems, the part of the German Engineering Federation whose members include …