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RollDock transports windmill blades from Spain to Sweden

Dutch heavylift carrier RollDock has transported windmill blades from El Ferrol in Spain to Pitea in Sweden. Two ships, the RollDock Sea and the RollDock Sky, recently finished to discharge 36 windmill blades of 70 meters length each.

The blades were stored in frames three layers high on the vessel’s tanktops. On the hatch covers, five more layers were placed.

What made this shipment special, according to RollDock, was the fly deck constructed from the vessel’s hatch cover pontoons. This allowed the vessels to stow the blades five rows wide resulting in a per blade costs saving for the client.

At the conference Leonardo Zannier from the European Commission will speak about Brussels’ strategy for renewable energy, for example on and offshore wind. Find out the conference program.

Image: RollDock
Author: Martin Dekker
Date: the 16th of August 2018

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