Rotra Vente load first 14MW Siemens Gamesa nacelles for Moray West

Rotra Vente loads first 14MW Siemens Gamesa nacelles for Moray West

Photo Siemens Gamesa

The tailor-made transportation vessel with a special roll-on/roll-off function, Rotra Vente, has sprung into action at Cuxhaven, loading project cargo for Ocean Wind’s Moray West offshore wind project.  

Siemens Gamesa has already rolled out the first 14 MW nacelles from its plant in Cuxhaven, and these are now being loaded onto Rotra Vente.

In 2022, Siemens Gamesa secured a contract to deliver 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine for the project. The project is designed to generate over 882 MW of clean energy. The company also deliver all 180 B108 IntegralBlades from its offshore blade factory in Hull, England.

Rotra concept

Rotra Vente was modified at Holland Shipyards Group facilities at Hardinxveld-Giessendam a couple of years ago already. The modified vessel has a new overall width of 23.6 metres, which enables it to transport seven 11-megawatt Siemens Gamesa nacelles.

Rotra Vente load first 14MW Siemens Gamesa nacelles for Moray West
Photo: Siemens Gamesa

Rotra Vente and its sister vessel Rotra Mare have been moving offshore wind components for Siemens Gamesa, under the Rotra concept developed by deugro, Siemens Gamesa and Amasus.

The trio have already agreed on an evolution of the Rotra concept. Customised for transporting offshore wind turbine components, Rotra Futura and Rotra Horizon, ordered at Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China, are scheduled for delivery in 2025.

Moray West OWF

Activities at the Ocean Winds’ project are moving along. Heavy-lift contractor Boskalis has completed its scope of activities for Ocean Winds’ Moray West offshore wind farm.

Lamprell has already dispatched the penultimate batch of transition pieces (TPs) from its Hamriyah facility with the last one to follow later this year.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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