Wind Powered Wind Transporter at Van der Vlist, Moerdijk
On the 26th February a unique ship moored at Van der Vlist Moerdijk. This E-Ship delivered the first batch of 30 rotor blades, with the end destination being Windpark Wieringermeer.
The E-Ship, owned by a German windmill manufacturer, has the sole purpose of delivering wind turbine parts in an environmental and cost effective way. This unique ship is remarkable because it has four Flettner rotors, which harness wind energy to reduce the energy consumption of the ship. Also known as the Magnus effect.
After arrival at Van der Vlist Moerdijk the rotor blades are transported by road, also executed by Van der Vlist. A total of 150 rotor blades will be transported from Turkey to Moerdijk, all with the final destination of Windpark Wieringermeer. Each blade has an overall length of 58.5 metre.
Van der Vlist will also be executing the transport of the tower sections and other parts by road from the factory in Germany.
Windpark Wieringermeer is one of the largest onshore wind park projects in the Netherlands. The development started 10 years ago and is planned to be finished in 2019. Once completed, the wind park will deliver power to 370,000 houses.
Source v.d. Vlist