Van der Vlist moving Klaverspoor wind farm components
Dutch logistics services provider Van der Vlist is handling the transport of wind turbine parts for the Klaverspoor wind farm. The parts are first delivered by vessel at the company’s terminal in Moerdijk and then transported further on by road to the project site.
Due to the weights of the towers and the length of the blades, Van der Vlist created an alternative route to transport these tower parts by road. The 75-metre-long wind turbine blades protrude so far that there is sometimes only a few centimetres of clearance to make a turn.
Unloading, loading and transporting the wind turbine parts starts with proper preparation, safety also plays an important role here. Not only does unloading the wind turbine components from the vessel require the necessary expertise; a wind turbine blade, for example, has to be manoeuvred in order to go between the cranes, also the storage of these blades has to be done safely. It must be able to withstand the weather conditions which can be quite severe in the coastal or riverside areas.
Vattenfall started the construction of Klaverspoor wind farm in the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands, next to the A16 motorway. The six wind turbines of Klaverspoor are located in the polder of Binnen-Moerdijk along the A16. The project involves an investment of €45 million. Twenty-five percent of this amount comes from the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (Development Company of Brabant, BOM).
Klaverspoor will supply the first green electricity in the second half of 2022. The expected installed capacity of the wind farm is 34.2 MW.