Blue Water Shipping Delivers Tahkoluoto Blade Handling Kit

Denmark’s Blue Water Shipping has delivered machinery and special equipment to the Mäntyluoto port in Pori designed to handle and transport the wind turbine blades for the 40MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm.

Source: Blue Water Shipping

Tahkoluoto is being developed off the Port of Pori, Finland, and is the first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions. The wind farm will comprise ten Siemens 4MW wind turbines.

Three reach stackers with capacity to lift from 65 to 100 tons, one truck and a specially designed root end adaptor with dolly have been delivered to Mäntyluoto port in Pori to transport the 63-metre blades, Blue Water Shipping said. The first wind turbine blades arrived to Mäntyluoto port at the beginning of April.

The blade handling equipment was designed by Blue Water’s own engineering department.

One of Blue Water’s own Project Managers is on site and acts as the connecting link between Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, the company developing the wind farm, and Siemens. During the next four months, Blue Water will also provide terminal assistants.

The nacelles for the ten turbines arrived at the Port of Pori earlier this week.

The turbine installation will take place approximately from mid-June to mid-July, and the wind farm is slated for commissioning during the autumn of 2017.

Siemens was contracted to supply, install and commission the ten wind turbines at the site, and the company will also be in charge of servicing the turbines.