EMS-Fehn-Group and Wallenius Sol deliver 16 wind turbines to Puskakorpi

Logistics supplier EMS-Fehn-Group and Wallenius Sol have collaborated in the delivery of sixteen 1,090-tonne wind turbine towers for the Puskakorpi wind farm. The components were transported from Lübeck, Germany to Oulu, in Western Finland. 

The main issue with this transport was not the size of the freight but the quantity. Transporting the components on regular cargo vessels would have posed a number of logistical challenges, as it takes 22 cassettes to ship the segments for a single tower. Such a massive delivery could block the entire port. EMS-Fehn-Group and Wallenius Sol therefore found a collaborative solution. To avoid deploying extra vessels or blocking large areas in the port, two towers were shipped per week for eight weeks, via the fully laden main decks of Wallenius Sol vessels.

Wallenius Sol’s regular service between Lübeck and Oulu was used, with the segments being placed on the main deck while the upper and lower decks stayed free for other freight. This allowed the parts to arrive on schedule without large areas being needed for intermediary storage. Tower segments were brought from Oulu to the Puskakorpi wind farm via truck each week.

Wallenius Sol also transported the cranes used by EFG Scandinavia to assemble the wind turbines. The 80-metre towers are now being erected. They will be 160 metres tall when fully installed. Wallenius Sol will also handle shipments for two or three  more wind farms in Finland, for the EMS-Fehn-Group.

Author: Emma Dailey

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