Transport of wind turbine components for Klaverspoor Wind Farm

The wind turbine parts for Wind Farm Klaverspoor arrive by sea vessel at Van der Vlist terminal in Moerdijk and are then transported by road to the wind farm location.

Due to the weights of the towers and the length of the blades, Van der Vlist created an alternative route to transport these tower parts by road. The 75-metre-long wind turbine blades protrude so far that there is sometimes only a few centimetres of clearance to make a turn.

Unloading, loading and transporting the wind turbine parts starts with proper preparation, safety also plays an important role here. Not only does unloading the wind turbine components from the vessel require the necessary expertise; a wind turbine blade, for example, has to be maneuvered in order to go between the cranes, also the storage of these blades has to be done safely. It must be able to withstand the weather conditions which can be quite severe in the coastal or riverside areas.

When completed, the Klaverspoor Wind Farm on the A16 motorway will produce energy equivalent to the average annual consumption of around 30,000 Dutch households.