See how the largest wind turbine ever built in Iberia was transported
Portuguese abnormal transportation specialist LASO has published footage of the transportation of the largest wind turbine ever manufactured in the Iberian Peninsula.
The 84 metre-long blade recently left Vagos, Portugal to the port of Aveiro. From there, it is to be transported by sea to its final destination, a testing centre in Denmark.
The wind turbine, made in the Ria Blades factory in Portugal, was transported to the port of Aveiro last Wednesday night. Although the port was only 20 kilometres far from the factory, the journey did take some time, as the lorry with the abnormal cargo could travel literally only step by step.
After the successful delivery to the ship, the turbine will now go from the port of Aveiro to Denmark, where it is to be tested. If the result is satisfactory, the production of more than 1,800 blades will be carried out in the next four years.
Ria Blades is owned by Siemens Gamesa, with whom LASO signed a partnership to transport more than 1,500 wind blades up to 84 meters in the next two years.
Photo: a screenshot of LASO Transport video