Maersk Secures V236 Turbine Heavy Lift Contract from Vestas

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Danish shipping and logistics company Maersk has secured a contract from Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer in Denmark, for transporting the heavy powertrains of its largest wind turbine, the V236.

The core component of the 15 MW turbine, weighing 260 tons, will be installed in the nacelle at Vestas’ factory in Lindø, Denmark.

As part of the contract, Maersk will handle the transportation of this specialized equipment from the assembly site in Lommel, Belgium, via Antwerp to the port of Lindø. The powertrain is one of the major components of the nacelle, which, when fully assembled, weighs over 630 tons including the powertrain.

In the future, Maersk will also transport the V236 powertrains to a new Vestas factory in Poland. The company is establishing a comprehensive supply chain solution for all inbound manufacturing cargo flows to both production facilities in Denmark and Poland.

In addition to heavy lift transports, Maersk will also manage Vestas’ containerized cargo, air freight, customs services, intermodal transport, and warehousing, providing a fully integrated global logistics solution.

“For more than two years, we have been working for Vestas in a close partnership, developing exciting heavy lift projects as well as normal containerized cargo. The transport requires complex logistics capabilities and experience, which makes us even more proud to be selected by the world’s leading renewable energy company,” said Claus Svane Schmidt, global head of Maersk project logistics.