V.O. Chidambaranar Port handle windmill blades

V.O. Chidambaranar Port witnesses remarkable surge in handling of Windmill blades.  


V.O. Chidambaranar Port handled a single export consignment of 24 windmill blades of length 77.50  metres, the longest of its kind handled through VOC Port. The Vessel ‘M.V. PAC Alcor’, with Length overall (LOA) of 199.9 metres, was berthed at the Port on 10.06.2021 and the loading of the 77.50 metre long wind blades were carried out diligently, using Ship’s Hydraulic cranes and Harbour Mobile Cranes of the Port.  The Windmill blades were safely transported by M/s. NTC Logistics India Private Ltd., using specialized wind blade and tower transportation flat bed trucks all the way from Sriperumbudur  to Tuticorin. The long wind blades were stacked three high, conforming to the safety standards and the vessel sailed from the Port on 13th June, 2021 for the Port of Aransas, USA.

The Shipper, M/s. Nordex India Private Limited, the vessel agent, M/s. B.S.V Shipping Agencies, and the Stevedore, M/s. Century Star, appreciated VOC Port’s capability and efficiency in handling such over dimensional Cargo and assured their committed and continuous support for further shipments.

It is noteworthy that, on 9th June, the Port had handled 84 Windmill blades of length 74.90 metres in a single consignment. The Vestas Windmill blade manufacturer in India, M/s. TPA Industries, Chennai, shipped the above consignment through VOC Port, for which M/s. DSV Air & Sea Pvt Ltd., were the handling agents.

V.O. Chidambaranar Port is witnessing a notable surge in wind power components hitting its docks by handling 423 Windmill blades & frames during this Financial year upto 14th June, 2021. During the last financial year, the Port had handled 4462 Windmill blades & towers.

In a message conveyed by Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, he stated that ‘I congratulate the Port officials, Agents, Transporters and exporters for their continued patronage in making VOC Port, the preferred Gateway for Export of Windmill blades and Towers’. He also stated that ‘off late, the size of a windmill rotor blades is getting longer and utmost care is being taken for the shipment of Windmill components’.

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