Brunsbüttel Ports starts Björnberget project cargo transport
Brunsbüttel Ports has kicked off the nine-month project at the Swedish port of Orrskär in the Söderhamn region with the first delivery of tower segments for the 372 MW Björnberget wind farm.
Brunsbüttel Ports handled the first batch including 36 tower segments, each weighing up to around 90 tonnes. The units were delivered and unloaded from the general cargo vessel MV Ronnie. Following the unloading, the tower sections were temporarily stored at the Björnberget project-dedicated site.
The MV Ronnie is the latest generation F-500 type vessel and part of a series of economic F-500 multi-purpose heavy lift vessels as part of dship Carriers’ fleet expansion program, launched in December 2020. The vessel set off on its maiden voyage in May last year.
MV Ronnie loaded the tower sections at the Vietnamese port of Phy My and the vessel set sail for the port of Orrskär on December 12. Port of Orrskär has been selected as heavy-duty hub for the Björnberget project, that will feature a total of 60 of the latest generation Siemens Gamesa wind turbines.
MV Ronnie’s delivery was the first in a nine-month project with expected ten ship calls from the Vietnamese port. A total of 360 tower segments will be handled at the port of Orrskär, temporarily stored and subsequently delivered by heavy-duty trucks to the final destination at Björnberget, near Ånge.
The Björnberget wind farm, with an estimted cost of €430-440 million ($476.7-$488 million) is one of the largest onshore wind farms to begin construction in Europe and is expected to reach commercial operation until the end of 2022.
Enlight Renewable Energy holds a 61 percent stake in the project with the Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund holding the remaining 49 percent.