Swire Projects ship wind turbines for Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia
Swire Projects, the projects and heavy lift shipping division of Swire Shipping has been tagged to transport wind turbine components for the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project in Western Australia.
The cargo, featuring blades measuring approximately 81 metres long, commenced its journey from the port of Taicang, China and shipped to Geraldton, Australia on the Swire Projects’ H-Class vessel, Pacific Hero. The company has put the vessel into service in March last year.
The vessel, the first of three such vessels chartered by the company, has a deadweight of 28,500 tons and a lifting capacity of up to 150 mt and is capable of moving a wide range of project cargo.
Once assembled, the turbines that Pacific Hero delivered will stand at over 210 metres tall and generate 30MW of wind power making a significant contribution to the Kathleen Valley power station.
The Kathleen Valley power station will boast the largest off-grid renewable capacity among mining projects in Australia.