Barrus wraps up wind turbine components transport in Russia

Barrus wraps up wind turbine components transport in Russia

Barrus Projects has recently completed the transport of Vestas wind turbine components from the manufacturing plant in Ulyanovsk to the Kotovskaya wind farm in Russia. The company hauled components for 21 wind turbines planned to be installed on the territory of the Kotovskaya wind farm.

The construction of two wind power plants in the Volgograd region began in the fall, the Kotovskaya wind farm and the Novoalekseevskaya wind farm. In addition to 21 wind turbines at the Kotovskaya wind farm, four wind turbines will be installed at the Novoalekseevskaya site.

The OOG cargo delivery included 21 wind blades, 21 nacelles, 21 drive trains, 21 hubs and three tower sections of 21 units each. Preparations for the project began almost a year before its implementation, in November 2020. The project itself lasted from June 21 to August 6, 2021.

Photo source: Barrus Projects

While the blades were delivered from the Vestas manufacturing plant in Ulyanovsk, the nacelles came from the port of Saratov, where they were unloaded from the barge, placed in a temporary storage warehouse and then transported to the Kotovskaya wind farm.

Drive trains and hubs were delivered from the port of Rostov-on-Don to the wind farm via the Nesvetaysky customs post, where Barrus Projects also carried out customs clearance of the components. The blades, nacelles, drive trains and hubs were delivered to the wind farm using heavy duty prime movers, telescopic semi-trailers and axle lines. The tower sections were delivered directly from the Krasny Kotelshchik plant in Taganrog to the Kotovskaya wind farm.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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