Collett & Sons to transport components for Scotland wind farm

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Collett & Sons, specialists in heavy hauling, will transport and manage all wind-turbine components for the Windy Rig wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Heavy haulage specialists Collett are the first transport company to use a Blade Lifter on a U.K. wind farm. Working in partnership with P. Adams Transport, Collett have been appointed to manage and transport all wind turbine components for Windy Rig wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

The Windy Rig wind farm will consist of 12 Vestas V112 turbines when finished. Each turbine features 55-meter long blades and a 69-meter hub height.

Collett is the first transport company to use a Blade Lifter on a U.K. wind farm. (Courtesy: Collett & Sons)

Collett will use its Super Wing Carriers to transport the 55-meter-long blades during night deliveries from the Port of Ayr to a transition point located 18 kilometers from the main wind farm site. The blades are then transferred onto the Blade Lifter operated by P. Adams for the final part of the trip.

The company’s fleet of specialized trailers will deliver the rest of the components; including tower clamp trailers for the tower sections and multi-axle low-bed trailers for the heavier components such as the nacelle and drive trains.

The Blade Lifter mounts the blade horizontally on to the module. Using the Blade Lifter’s hydraulic lifting system, the blade can be tilted to an angle of up to 60 degrees, avoiding the need for extensive and expensive civil engineering.

Collett & Sons will be the first company to use a Blade Lifter on a U.K. wind farm. Using the Blade Lifter has enabled planning consent for the Windy Rig farm without the risks and costs associated with third party land.

All equipment deliveries are under way and are expected to be completed later in 2021.

More Info www.collett.co.uk