Collett hauls 128 components for Inverclyde wind farm
Collett has completed the delivery of all 128 components for the Inverclyde wind farm in Scotland, consisting of eight Enercon E82 wind turbines, each featuring 39-metre long blades and 69-metre high towers.
Two vehicles in convoy delivered the components over a 22-day schedule. With each turbine component offering a new logistical challenge, the company employed its fleet of specialist trailers. Triple extendable blade trailers were used to transport the 39-metre long blades across the 20 miles between the port and project site, covering a variety of motorways, dual carriageways and A-roads.
The team had to navigate under low overhanging cables and ensuring each axle load had a maximum weight of 12 tonnes. With the bottom tower sections measuring 4.3 metres in diameter and a gross vehicle weight of 111 tonnes, Collett mobilised its modular trailers fashioned in a 3-bed-4 formation. The team also lowered the trailer suspension, providing a running height of 4.7 metres.
When at full operational capacity, the 24 MW wind farm will provide enough renewable energy to power approximately 14,800 homes and reduce emissions by roughly 30,000 tonnes each year.