Collett Completes Component Transport for Inverclyde Wind Farm - Gallery – Heavy Lift News
23 Oct 2020

Collett Completes Component Transport for Inverclyde Wind Farm – Gallery

Collett & Sons Ltd. have completed the delivery of all components for the Inverclyde Wind Farm under police escort, travelling from King George V dock in Glasgow to the site entrance on Dougliehill Road in Port Glasgow.

Consisting of 8 Enercon E82 wind turbines, each featuring 39m long blades and 69m high towers. The Collett Team undertook four loads a day, comprising of 2 vehicles in convoy, ensuring all 128 components were delivered on time to correspond with the 22-day project schedule.

Collett employed their fleet of specialist trailers to meet the challenges that each turbine component offered. Utilising their triple extendable blade trailers, Collett transported the 39m long blades over the 20 mile journey on motorways, dual carriageways and A-roads from the port to the wind farm location.

Once on-site, Collett had the task of navigating under low overhanging cables and ensuring each axle load had a maximum weight of 12t. The bottom tower sections measured 4.3m in diameter and had a gross vehicle weight of 111t. Collett mobilised their modular trailers, fashioned in a 3-bed-4 formation, lowering the trailer suspension to provide a running height of 4.7m.

When at full operational capacity, the BayWa r.e. 24MW wind farm will generate enough to power around 44% of Inverclyde households and will displace over 18,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.


Sources Collett and Sons Ltd., BayWa r.e. and Inverclyde Now


Featured Title photograph The Collett Transport on the final section at Inverclyde Wind Farm – Collett and Sons Ltd

All Other photographs courtesy of Jeremy Burrows, Inverclyde Now

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