MV Providana unloaded at Port of Emden
Throughout past week the 2007-built 54,700 dwt MV Providana with a length of 213 metres was unloaded at the port of Emden in Germany. The vessel arrived from Turkey loaded with 36 steel tower sections for a total of six offshore wind turbines.
Handling the unloading operation was epas – ems ports agency & stevedoring. The company unloaded the 36 steel tower sections and the 18 associated 69-metre long rotor blades and reloaded from the Saga-Welco’s vessel onto eleven barges.
Barges replacing 54 heavy road transports
Components will make their way in the direction of Baden-Württemberg to the French border, epas said. In this way, 54 large-capacity and heavy transports spending at least two transport nights on the motorways can be saved.
Transport permits, private and police escorts and any traffic control measures are no issue, epas said.
As important as the mix of energy sources is in the energy transition, the mix of modes of transport is just as important in the expansion of onshore wind turbines.