Hat-trick in Texas for DAKO
DAKO Worldwide Transport has completed a hat-trick of deliveries of wind farm components to the port of Brownsville. The company has offloaded three heavy lift vessels over a 10-day period at the DIX Terminal of Port of Brownsville.
The project that DAKO is currently involved in Texas is the El Sauz wind power project. The project will construct, own, and operate an approximately 300MW onshore wind farm in Willacy County, Texas. Construction kicked off 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.
DAKO is contracted to handle all components from the Port of Loading up to DAP jobsite. The company noted that the discharge operation included the handling of 304 Packages totalling 14,318 tons or 27.500 cbm with unit weights up to 74 tons.
DAKO partnered with Cotrans, DIX Terminal & Stevedoring, Port of Brownsville, Spliethoff & BigLift Shipping, PACC and AAL Shipping on the three deliveries.
One of the shipments included the delivery of 6,500 freight tons of wind mill equipment loaded at the port of Bilbao, Spain. The equipment loaded in Bilbao was transported by BigLift Shipping’s heavy lift carrier Happy Rover, while 13,500 freight tons of wind mill equipment at Castellon Port, in Spain, was delivered to Texas onboard an AAL vessel.