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Port Agency Services for wind turbines

ALS (International) Limited has provided UK Port and Vessel agency services for three renewable energy projects

18th May 2012

3 x N80 R 60 wind turbines for Lairg Wind Farm via Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands and Phase 1 - importation phase for Drone Hill Wind Farm located in the Scottish Borders for 9 x wind turbine towers from 3 vessels.

Lairg Wind Farm

It is expected that the 3 x 2.5 MW turbines will produce enough energy to supply over 3,500 homes.

ALS facilitated the use of mobile cranes for the 801 Ton cargo as a gearless vessel had been fixed as a more cost effective method than a heavy lift vessel for this shipment, and to overcome extreme congestion at the port, ALS identified and provided alternative laydown and storage facilities at a site a short distance from the port.

An ALS project manager attended the vessel/port and supervised the 2-day discharging and cargo rotation programme, which also included cargo inspection and interchange documentation, as well as scheduling & crane management of the subsequent delivery programme from storage to site.

Drone Hill Wind Farm

ALS has also completed the Phase 1 - importation phase for Drone Hill Wind Farm located in the Scottish Borders.

This first phase involved using both mobile and port cranes to discharge and place into sequential quayside storage of 9 wind turbine towers from 3 vessels.

ALS completed phase 2 in Spring 2012 consisting of an additional 13 towers to complete the project.

The 22 x 1.3 MW turbines are expected to power 16,000 homes.

GordonBush - ALS subsequently handled a further shipment of seven wind turbines for Gordonbush Windfarm also via Invergordon.

For further information please contact:

Mrs Jill Peacock – Group Marketing Manager


Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214