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Robert.Jervis_43227 Jun 11

In safe hands: the 2.3MW turbine destined to power 1,100 Cornish homes

In safe hands: the 2.3MW turbine destined to power 1,100 Cornish homes image
Bristol Port’s agility in handling project cargo came to the fore again this month as a flurry of turbine parts arrived destined for a new wind farm in Cornwall
The 2.3 megawatt Enercon turbine will supply green energy to 1,100 Cornish homes and its shipment, through Bristol Port, for onward delivery to council land in Ventonteague, is the culmination of four years of planning.

The unloading of large and heavy components including the wind turbine shaft, rotor hub and blades was completed ahead of time.

Shipments arrived from the ports of Emden in Germany and Aveiro in Portugal and their skilful transfer was supported by King Lifting (cranes), Plant Speed (trailers) and GP Shipping. Bristol Port provided stevedoring services.

Commercial Manager Miles Adams said:

“The discharge went extremely smoothly thanks to good pre-planning and highly trained and skilled staff carrying out the operation. The unloading went quicker than planned. Project cargo like this, requires expertise to ensure it is done safely and efficiently. Everyone involved in the project was really pleased with how the operation took place.”

To see a timelapse of the operation, visit the Port’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxF807CSLi0