LASO threads the needle to move Escusa wind farm components

LASO threads the needle to move Escusa wind farm components

Transportation of wind turbine components can be the most challenging part of the wind farm development process. Moving the ever growing wind blades and tower sections, especially through tight spaces requires the right expertise and equipment, something LASO Transportes provided to Ventient Energy, the owner of the Escusa wind farm.

LASO Transportes has been tasked with navigating the tight village roads of Malveira village to deliver wind blades of about 59 meters in length and respective towers of about 26 meters for the project. In total, three wind blades, three tubes, one nacelle and one hub have been delivered during the latter part of January.

Looking at the images as well as the video of the operation, it is easy to see how delicate the job is.

LASO continues to invest

During the latter part of the year, LASO invested in new equipment, enabling it to keep up with the demands of the industry. LASO acquired two MultiMAX semi-trailers from Faymonville, which, in addition to transporting railway vehicles, can be used for numerous other transport tasks, such as wind tower sections. The Portuguese company also took delivery of three quadruple extendable WingMAX flatbeds to transport the latest generations of wind blades.

LASO threads the needle to move Escusa wind farm components
Photo source: LASO Transportes

With an extended length of 70 meters, pendle-axles on 19.5’’ tires and the hydraulically lifting and lowering gooseneck, their new Faymonville WingMAX’s can overcome any obstacles that cross their path.

Sliding load supports for the blade tip frame enable these semi-trailers to be extended or retracted even under load.

LASO is also the first European company to have three blade lifters, thus making it capable of responding to all the needs of its customers in the transport of wind blades.

LASO threads the needle to move Escusa wind farm components
Photo source: LASO Transportes

Author: Adnan Bajic

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