Second Siemens RoRo Customized for Turbine Parts Reports for Duty

Siemens Wind Power’s second roll on/roll off (Ro-Ro) vessel customized to transport wind turbine components, Rotra Mare, has arrived at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark and is ready to go into service.

The vessel can carry up to 12 wind turbine rotor blades and will be used to transport offshore wind turbine components between Siemens Wind Power’s facilities in Hull, Cuxhaven, Port of Esbjerg, and other installation ports.

Rotra Mare’s sister vessel, Rotra Vente, was officially presented by Siemens at the Port of Esbjerg in December 2016.

The two ships were delivered and commissioned by The Concordia Group. The vessels have specially developed bows and extendable ramps controlled by hydraulic systems.

The ships’ Ro-Ro feature makes it possible to roll in and roll out cargo to and from the decks.

Photos: The Port of Esbjerg