Blue Water handles recycled wind turbines loading in Port Esbjerg

Blue Water handles recycled wind turbines loading in Port Esbjerg

Photo: Blue Water Shipping

Blue Water Shipping has been on hand at the Port of Esbjerg recently to handle the loading of nine restored wind turbines. The cargo was loaded onboard the MV Annegret, and shipped to Bari, Italy. 

The wind turbines have been restored and are now ready to be reused and operated in Italy. At the Port of Esbjerg, the stevedore team from Blue Water and the customer were responsible for preparing the goods, bringing them to the quay side and loading the ship. Blue Water also acted agents for the vessel, Blue Water Shipping said.

Recycled components can aid sustainability

The restored wind turbines have a blade diameter of 80 meters. Under optimal wind conditions, the wind turbine is able to produce around 4,380 MWh annually. It has a lifespan of minimum 20 years.

Today, between 85 percent and 95 percent of a wind turbine can be recycled. However, many investors choose new components, meaning that the market for recycled components is filled with potential to become even more sustainable, Blue Water Shipping said in its statement.

“Our people have absolutely delivered what was expected. They did a punctual job with great focus on safety, and the coordination between the terminals, agency and the stevedores has been flawless”, says Jacob Sund Thomsen, Manager Projects Port Services, Blue Water Esbjerg.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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