MHI Vestas charters Vestvind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has chartered United Wind Logistics' special vessel Vestvind for the transportation of V164-8.0 MW turbine components. Vestvind, which has received the MHI Vestas logo, has already started delivering the turbines to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
"This is yet another milestone for our company, we are very proud to be a partner with United Wind Logistics in the long-term charter for Vestvind. This massive ship not only makes our activities more efficient, but also provides strong evidence of our commitment to reduce the cost of energy,"says MHI Vestas Chief Operating Officer FlemmingOugaard.
According to MHI Vestas, having 100 percent availability over the use of Vestvind has obvious consequences for MHI Vestas because the ship meets the high requirements for efficient transport of wings, nacelles and towers to the massive V164-8.0 MW turbines.
The Charter between MHI Vestas and United Wind Logistics includes a complete package of engineering services. The 660 MW Walney Extension wind farm is being erected off the coast of Cumbria by DONG Energy. It will consist of 40 MHI Vestas and 47 7MW Siemens wind turbines. It is expected to be operational in 2019.
Source: MHI Vestas / Maritime Denmark