Huge maritime power station
Parts for 87 wind power plants are being held in interim storage in Belfast by the heavylift logistician Schmidbauer, before the firm loads them onto a ship. They are destined for a wind farm west of Blackpool in the Irish Sea that is due to go on stream in 2018.
Wind power in its sails
The debate concerning alternative sources of energy has not yet abated. Crane-maker Liebherr is nevertheless banking on wind energy, amongst other things. It won a contract to supply the heavylift crane for the wind-farm installation vessel “Orion”.
Blue Water Shipping recently transported some of the longest wind turbine blades in the world. The project saw the line’s new joint venture with Breb in action for the first time.
Wind turbines to the Maghreb
The Tunis-based Salammbô Group was founded in 1999 by president and CEO Mohamed Hechmi Briki. The firm has expanded successfully beyond Tunisia’s borders and now has offices throughout the Maghreb region.
Siemens: SOVs instead of SUVs
Omnipresent sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have a new look, at least in some coastal areas. Siemens, a multinational corporation from Germany and a major player in the offshore wind turbine industry, is revolutionising the options for offshore wind farm maintenance. The...
Heavylift gear on the Black River
Southeast Asia’s largest hydroelectric power plants operate on the River Da in Vietnam – and new ones are being planned. One plant, which covers 10% of the country’s power needs, was opened in Son La in 2013, and now a further unit is being built in Lai Chau. In February the...
Heavy Baltic loads
Twelve transformers are due to be transported from Sweden to Lithuania by April, as part of the Nordbalt project. Three companies from the three neighbouring Baltic states are working together on this assignment for the client, ABB in Sweden.
Close to setting a new handling record
The South Carolina Ports Authority, which is in charge of the port of Charleston SC, recently handled a very significant heavylift project. The consignments concerned contained a Westinghouse Electric Company steam generator being shipped to the South Carolina Electric & Gas...
Efacec delivers to Edesur
The Portuguese energy firm Efacec, which was founded in 1948 and which operates in 65 countries, recently had oversized transformers flown to Edesur in Argentina by the freight forwarder Bertling. The company deployed Antonov An-124-100s for the job.
A white paper for black gold
Changes in customer behaviour and in production markets demand end-to-end solutions that increase the transparency and reliability of supply chains. These are the conclusions of a study recently published by DHL.