BoldWind Offloads First Offshore Wind Cargo in Port of Esbjerg

The new heavy load deck carrier chartered by MHI Vestas, MV BoldWind, has made its first port call in Esbjerg to unload wind turbine blades for the Moray East offshore wind farm.

The vessel, owned and operated by United Wind Logistics (UWL) and hired by MHI Vestas under a long-term charter agreement, embarked on its maiden voyage from China to Europe after it was delivered this May.

MV BoldWind was built by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in Zhenjiang, which is expected to soon deliver another such vessel to UWL, MV BraveWind, launched in mid-June.

The MV BraveWind has also been chartered by MHI Vestas.

The 148.5-metre deck carriers, equipped with diesel electric propulsion, have a deadweight of 10,000 tonnes, a deck length of 128 metres, and a width of 28 metres.

UWL’s shipbuilding contract with Zhenjiang Shipyard comprises an option for two additional vessels.

Photo: Port of Esbjerg