Royal Wagenborg has shipped hundreds of large blades all over the world. But recently we transported China’s biggest blades ever, in length, width and height. These two Chinese blades were transported from China to the Netherlands under the scope of Wagenborg Projects and Logistics.
After several months of negotiating and preparing, Wagenborg Projects and Logistics and 2-B Energy came to an agreement for the full scope transport of two blades from truck delivery at the factory yard in Lianyungang, China, up to delivery under crane hook in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
Considering the total transport dimensions, measuring 68.5m in length, 5.65m in width and 5m in height, not many routes were suitable for road transport from the factory to the port. However, together with our local partner Intermax, a suitable route was found during the preparations resulting in a 22km driving distance with only three bends and a perfect fit in height with few - but sufficient - centimetres clearance in height.
Escorted by the local traffic police, the nightly drive took about five hours before the blades arrived safely at the port of Lianyungang, in time for the vessel, which arrived a few days later. Loading operations went smoothly and after some hours for safely lashing and securing the cargo, the vessel was ready to sail to Antwerp, Belgium, where the blades would be transhipped into an inland vessel for the final transport to Eemshaven.
About 2-B Energy
The 2-B Energy wind turbine is an innovative 6MW offshore wind turbine. The two-bladed design results in a significantly lower Cost of Energy produced, creating new perspectives for future offshore wind projects.
The main shareholders behind 2-B Energy are Truffle Capital, PPM Oost, Shell and Mainstream Renewable Power. Together with funding from Scottish Enterprise (REIF) and Rabobank and the support of grants from the DECC and Agentschap NL, 2-B Energy is working hard to introduce and commercialize, at a global level, its new offshore wind power plant concept.