Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) June 21, 2019 – The first shipment of the largest wind turbine blades currently manufactured in Spain, 74 metres long, has been completed in the Port of Motril, which has been stored in the Las Azucenas dock during recent weeks. There are 12 units that are already underway to the north German port of Cuxhaven aboard the ship Nordic, designed for this type of special cargo.
Consignaciones y Estibas Motril, the local operator in charge of the merchandise, has been employed to “successfully complete” a shipment whose main novelty with respect to others lies in the dimensions of these new parts. The export of blades by Motril has been regular traffic in recent years, although 12 metres smaller. In 2018 alone, 908 units of 62 metres have been shipped and it has already been discontinued.
The president of Autoridad Portuaria de Motril (APM – Port Authority of Motril), José García Fuentes, once again emphasized, “the good communications by motorway, the availability of space within the port area and the strategic position of Motril regarding the final destination”, as the factors that, “positively influence” in the companies that work with this type of special transport”.
In the dock of Las Azucenas there are another 27 74-metre blades prepared for future shipments.
The blades are made by Vestas at its facilities in Daimiel (Ciudad Real). Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines
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