Rotra Vente delivers wind turbines to Le Havre for Amasus

Photo courtesy of HAROPA

The Roll on/Roll off vessel Rotra Vente delivered a shipment of wind turbine rotor hubs in the Port of Le Havre (HAROPA). This shipment was handled by the Delfzijl-based company Amasus.

The wind turbine elements were shipped from the Danish port of Esbjerg, to the new HAROPA quay Hermann du Pasquier. Siemens Gamesa is building the first manufacturing facility to have both offshore wind turbine nacelle, and blade manufacturing, all under one roof, in Le Havre.

They will be used for wind farm projects in the area such as the Saint-Brieuc, Fécamp, Provence Grand Large, Dieppe le Tréport, Yeu Noirmoutier, and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farms. The manufacturing plant is located on the quais Joannès Couvert. Manufacturing began in March of 2022.

Quay Hermann du Pasquier

This 75 metres long ro/ro quay Hermann du Pasquier was built on a basin not subject to the direct influence of the tide, which is an essential condition for loading ships in ro/ro mode. It was specifically designed to facilitate deugro/ Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy projects.

Rotra Vente

The Rotra Vente, built in 2016, sails under the Dutch flag and has a gross tonnage of 6910 tonnes. To be able to transport the coming generations of wind turbines, the Rotra Vente underwent significant modifications in April of this year. The ship’s cover was removed, its bow opening and Ro/Ro ramp were modified, and its hull was equipped with sponsons, to increase the ship’s beam and deck space.

Author: Emma Dailey

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