Manora starts moving project cargo for Dogger Bank wind farm
Manora Logistics, a logistics company based in Antwerp, Belgium, has kicked off deliveries of the project cargo for the Dogger Bank wind farm. In, what was the first delivery of many, Manora Logistics made sure four transition pieces arrive safely to Sif’s terminal at Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam.
Each transition piece weighed 550 tons, which posed a challenge in itself when it comes to loading and transporting the units. On their part, Sif have future-proofed its terminal and readied it for the upcoming jobs with the extension of its new quay at the Port of Rotterdam. The old quay wall was extended by 200 metres, leading to a total length of 600 metres and a retaining height of 30 metres.
The depth in combination with the height makes this quay side unique, as it is the deepest and strongest quay side of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This goes in line with the company’s goal to accommodate the ever-increasing size of the components it has to produce for various offshore wind farms.
As part of the decarbonisation efforts of the supply chain, Manora, Smulders and Multraship have jointly decided to execute all transports using Biofuel, reducing emissions for the entire transport scope of phase A and B by about 250.000 kg CO2.
With the first deliveries completed, Manora Logistics has 47 more trips to handle in the coming months.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm
The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is being delivered in the North Sea in three 1.2 GW phases, is set to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete.
The first two phases, Dogger Bank A and B, each feature 95 units of 13 MW turbines. They are a joint venture between Equinor (40 percent), SSE Renewables (40 percent) and Eni (20 percent).
The third phase, Dogger Bank C, is being developed on a different timescale and is owned by SSE Renewables (50 percent) and Equinor (50 percent).
When complete, Dogger Bank will generate enough energy to power over 6 million UK homes every year.