Jumbo-SAL-Alliance brings in reinforcement for monopile transport across the pond
With the offshore wind projects picking up pace, even the carriers with extensive project logistics capabilities have to bring in reinforcements. Recently, Jumbo-SAL-Alliance turned to Roll Group’s BigRoll Beaufort for assistance with the scope and the schedule of the task.
Namely, in December last year, Jumbo-SAL-Alliance’s heavy lift vessel (HLV) Fairpartner loaded the first monopile sections in Rostock before sailing through the Kiel Canal on its journey to the United States. The vessel has recently completed the third consecutive voyage for an offshore wind farm development across the pond.
Right now, the vessel is getting ready to embark on its fourth voyage. According to the AIS data, it is still moored in the port of Rostock.
Bringing in reinforcement
In total, the alliance will manage the transportation of 150 monopile segments from Rostock, Germany to the USA.
The full scope of this project will see the Fairpartner transporting nine monopile sections (three full MPs) on each trip. The heaviest section that will be carried weighs 742 tonnes.
The vessel will make seven consecutive voyages and will use biofuel when sailing through Emission Controlled Areas (ECAs).
To assist with the scale of the scope and the schedule, the team has chartered Roll Group’s Big Roll Beaufort to perform six consecutive voyages with 15 monopile sections each time (five full MPs).