Universal Transport delivers wind turbines for Enercon
PRESS RELEASE – Heavy load logistics provider Universal Transport has delivered two complete wind turbines from their production sites in Northern and Central Germany to their site of operation, a wind farm in North Rhine-Westphalia operated by Enercon.
The components of the first wind turbine were delivered at the end of June. Seven special vehicles were used to transport the different components of the 2.3 MW wind turbine generator, which included the nacelle, the hub, the generator, the steel segment of the hybrid tower as well as the three rotor blades.
Due to their size and weight, the transport of the wind turbine components poses several challenges both for the route planners and the professional drivers of Universal Transport as the heaviest segment weigh 68 tonnes and the rotor blades each have a length of nearly 40 meters, the company states.
“It is their dimensions that make their transport so tricky. When manoeuvring through narrow curves and villages, precision work is required”, says managing director Holger Dechant of the Universal Transport Group.
“Wind energy is one of our core businesses and we have special trailers for the different components. But good technology is only half the story. Especially in our business field, no two transports are alike. Only a good and well-coordinated team can ensure smooth transportation”, he adds.
Universal Transport is an internationally operating transport company with headquarters in Paderborn, Germany. The company counts 750 employees and has a fleet of 350 vehicles suitable for heavy-duty logistics. Next to offices in Germany, the heavy haulier has branch offices in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt and Malaysia.