Silvasti wraps up Gubbaberget wind farm transport
Silvasti has concluded the year 2022 with the completion of Gubbaberget wind farm components transport. The project enabled the company to utilise its new blade trailers.
The Finnish family business specialised in heavy transports and project logistics, completed the transport out of two separate ports, Gävle and Ljusne.
“The project was challenging due to the long distances for transportations which meant that every transport was done in two parts to get from port to the site. We started transports in August (week 35) and continued all the way to nearly end of the year, ending our project in week 51,” the company’s statement reads.
A major milestone for the company was the use of its new blade trailers for the project. “Transporting the 84m long blades with our new blade dollies turned out to exceed all expectations and we are happy to continue with these new blade trailers next year,” the statement reads.
The company acquired the new blade trailers in August this year Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik from Germany, after performing the load testing of the new equipment in the Vestas blade factory in Denmark, in early April. The blade dolly is suited for all types and sizes of wind turbine blades. This includes the 100+ metre ones that will be introduced in the future.
The Gubbaberget wind farm is located about 5 miles southeast of Ånge. It has been developed by RES and is jointly owned by Komipo and Sprott Korea, and consists of 12 last generation Siemens Games wind turbines with the largest rotor diameter currently on the market. The wind farm has a total installed power of approximately 75 MW.
Silvasti has also recently expanded its project logistics capacity with the acquisition of the port of Härnösand, one of the key ports for project logistics in Sweden.