DAKO expanding presence in the US renewables market
German freight forwarding specialist DAKO Worldwide Transport is making its presence known in the United States as it provided support to the wind energy sector. In their latest project, DAKO wrapped up the delivery of wind blades for the Blackjack Creek onshore wind project in Texas, United States.
The project, located in Bee and Refugio counties, Texas, is being developed by RWE and will be powered by 50 4.8 MW Nordex turbines with a total installed capacity of 240-megawatt (MW). During the past week DAKO Worldwide Transport delivered the last of 150 wind turbine blades for the project. Each blade has an overall length of 77.5 metres.
DAKO previously delivered wind turbine equipment moulds from China to Nordex’s manufacturing facility in Matamoros, Mexico. Project cargo was first delivered from China on the deck of the bulk carrier Senanur Cebi to the port of Brownsville, Texas on December 28. From there, DAKO completed the overland transport to Matamoros.
For the Blackjack Creek onshore wind farm project, a total of 150 trips have been completed. Out of the 150 trips, 51 deliveries have been made from the Nordex’ Matamoros facility operated by TPI Composites. DAKO partnered with COTRANS for the operations in Mexico.
Further 24 trips have been made from the Port of Brownsville and 75 from Port Aransas to the Blackjack Creek site in cooperation with AHM, a McAllen, Texas-based heavy lift and transport company.
DAKO further noted that the delivery of wind blades from Mexico to the United States is in line with the company’s ambition to expand its footprint and provide complex logistics services to the wind energy and renewables sector.