DAKO ships project cargo for El Sauz wind power project
German freight forwarding specialist DAKO Worldwide Transport has continued making inroads into the North American renewables market. The company recently concluded approximately 8,000 freight tons of windmill equipment at Chennai Port in India.
The company informed that this is the first shipment for a wind energy project kicking off in Texas, United States. The cargo was loaded onboard the 2011-built bulk carrier Amilla, with some of the units weighing up to 68 tons. The vessel is currently sailing in the Gulf of Aden, of Yemen, heading for the Suez Canal.
The cargo is being transported for the El Sauz wind power project. The project will construct, own, and operate an approximately 300MW onshore wind farm in Willacy County, Texas. Construction will begin in early 2022 with operation scheduled to start in the last quarter of the year. The wind farm will include 67 units each with a 4.5 MW output.
In December last year, Japanese power generation major, JERA, through its North American unit, acquired 100 percent of the shares of the project from Apex Clean Energy.