88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project

Photo: Collett & Sons

Collett Transport, a heavy load and wind turbine logistics and transport specialist, has completed the delivery of 88 wind turbine components for the Drumlins Park Wind Farm project in Ireland. Working on behalf of GE, Collett played a pivotal role in transporting blade and tower section components for eight GE 158RD turbines.

Drumlins Park Wind Farm is being constructed by Energia Renewables, a part of Energia Group that owns and operates 16 wind farm sites across the island of Ireland. The wind farm is located one mile south of Newbliss in County Monaghan and is expected to generate over 350 MW of green electricity.

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project
Photo: Collett & Sons

Prior to delivery, Collett conducted a trial run to identify potential challenges. Modifications were made to ensure safe transportation. During the project, Collett utilized a team of eight professionals, which included a project manager responsible for overseeing all deliveries, three truck drivers, three escort vehicle drivers, and a tow truck driver. Edwin Sunderland from Exceptional Load Services Ltd played a vital role in obtaining the necessary permits and liaising with local authorities, including coordinating with Garda escorts, in collaboration with Collett.

Read also: First components reach Drumlins Park wind farm in Ireland

Collett employed its specialised fleet of trailers, utilising super wing carriers for the transportation of 65 metres long blades, flattop trailers for the additional 15 metres long blade tip and tower clamp trailers for various tower sections (bas, mid C, B, A, and top). The longest tower section (top) measured 28 metres long and the heaviest (base) weighed 62Te. In total, 88 components were transported.

All components were loaded at Belview Port in Waterford and strategically transported during night-time deliveries to minimise traffic congestion. Covering a distance of 199 miles, the journey took a total travel time of 9 hours. Departing at 7 pm, the travel time included necessary rest breaks for the drivers and was accompanied by the Collett escort fleet and local Garda escort.

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project
Photo: Collett & Sons

The Drumlins Park Wind Farm, expected to be operational in 2024, is anticipated to generate up to 49 MW of renewable energy. This output is projected to meet the electricity demands of approximately 34,000 Irish households and offset 58,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, reinforcing the commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

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88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project

Photo: Collett & Sons

Collett Transport, a heavy load and wind turbine logistics and transport specialist, has completed the delivery of 88 wind turbine components for the Drumlins Park Wind Farm project in Ireland. Working on behalf of GE, Collett played a pivotal role in transporting blade and tower section components for eight GE 158RD turbines.

Drumlins Park Wind Farm is being constructed by Energia Renewables, a part of Energia Group that owns and operates 16 wind farm sites across the island of Ireland. The wind farm is located one mile south of Newbliss in County Monaghan and is expected to generate over 350 MW of green electricity.

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project
Photo: Collett & Sons

Prior to delivery, Collett conducted a trial run to identify potential challenges. Modifications were made to ensure safe transportation. During the project, Collett utilized a team of eight professionals, which included a project manager responsible for overseeing all deliveries, three truck drivers, three escort vehicle drivers, and a tow truck driver. Edwin Sunderland from Exceptional Load Services Ltd played a vital role in obtaining the necessary permits and liaising with local authorities, including coordinating with Garda escorts, in collaboration with Collett.

Read also: First components reach Drumlins Park wind farm in Ireland

Collett employed its specialised fleet of trailers, utilising super wing carriers for the transportation of 65 metres long blades, flattop trailers for the additional 15 metres long blade tip and tower clamp trailers for various tower sections (bas, mid C, B, A, and top). The longest tower section (top) measured 28 metres long and the heaviest (base) weighed 62Te. In total, 88 components were transported.

All components were loaded at Belview Port in Waterford and strategically transported during night-time deliveries to minimise traffic congestion. Covering a distance of 199 miles, the journey took a total travel time of 9 hours. Departing at 7 pm, the travel time included necessary rest breaks for the drivers and was accompanied by the Collett escort fleet and local Garda escort.

88 wind turbine components delivered to Drumlins Park project
Photo: Collett & Sons

The Drumlins Park Wind Farm, expected to be operational in 2024, is anticipated to generate up to 49 MW of renewable energy. This output is projected to meet the electricity demands of approximately 34,000 Irish households and offset 58,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, reinforcing the commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

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