The Industrial Projects team of Bolloré Logistics Belgium successfully handled blades of 74.5 meters long for the Dutch windmill site ‘Heibloem’.
Early February, six windmill blades were first discharged at the port of Antwerp for a European client of the industrial projects sector, ranking among the world´s leading OEMs in manufacturing wind turbines for global onshore markets.
This unique shipment of 74.5 m blades with a rotor diameter of 149 m destined is the first one of a new generation wind turbine in the Benelux. This site is set up for the production of 20-25 million KWh per year being the equivalent of electricity supply of 8,000 families.
The vessel arrived on February 2, 2020, at the terminal. All preparations of de-lashing, cutting and grinding performed by the crew were made in due time, in order to start the discharging operations the next day.
Before discharging, an unloading concept was discussed in a toolbox meeting together with our client, the terminal operator, subcontractors and Bolloré Logistics.
The unloading ex vessel on to berth was done by two Gottwald cranes of 100 tons.
During the same week, Bolloré Logistics loaded one blade ex quay onto a Dolly transport system by using two 40 T reach stackers.
Afterwards, this very long and exceptional transport was ready to leave the port to a Dutch site "Windmill Park Heibloem". The Bolloré Logistics Belgium team was very pleased to be part of this exceptional project.