Eight wind turbines unloaded in Port of Leith
Eight onshore wind turbines have been unloaded at the Port of Leith in Scotland and will soon find their way to the 16 MW Howpark wind farm in the Scottish Borders. The turbines have been transported onboard the Eems Dublin arranged by the heavy lift specialist Collett Transport. The turbines travelled the route from Esbjerg in Denmark to Edinburgh
Upon the arrival, the quayside team unloaded the 64 turbine parts including blades and tower sections using the vessel’s lifting gear. The parts were then transported by Collett’s specialist vehicles to the port’s onsite, bespoke renewables storage yard.
The Port of Leith announced in May 2021 ambitious proposals for the creation of Scotland’s largest renewable energy hub on a 175 acre site at the Port of Leith – supporting Scotland’s economic recovery and energy transition plans and the achievement of Scotland’s net zero carbon emissions targets. The £40m private investment will see the creation of a bespoke, riverside marine berth capable of accommodating the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels.
The Howpark wind farm will include with eight Vestas wind turbines, with a production capacity of 2 MW at a maximum hub height of 60 metres and maximum tip height of 100 metres, associated works, infrastructure, compounds, buildings and meteorological mast.
Howpark wind farm is the first of a portfolio of projects that Locogen, a renewable energy specialist, are developing and building in Scotland supporting Eurowind Energy (EWE).