Blue Water awarded wind turbine transport to Australia



Blue Water Shipping continues to increase activities in the wind energy area in Australia. The company has been awarded the contract for shipment of 22 wind turbines for the onshore wind farm Mumbida in Western Australia. 

The order comes from Leighton Contractors; one of Australia’s largest contracting companies. While Blue Water Shipping have already been involved with Leighton Contractors for the execution of the Macarthur windfarm, which is a consortium between Leighton and Vestas, the Mumbida windfarm marks the first direct contract between Blue Water Shipping and Leighton Contractors. 

”Blue Water Shipping is extremely pleased to be working with Leighton Contractors, a company with which we have built good relations. We are convinced that Blue Water Shipping’s broad, global experience and expertise in wind turbine transports was a decisive factor when awarding this contract. An experience which includes wind turbine shipments to Australia in recent years”, says Kurt Skov, founder and Managing Director of Blue Water Shipping. 

During his Danish sales promotion in November last year, Kurt Skov formed ties with a range of current and possible business partners, including Leighton Contractors. The company is responsible for the construction of the Mumbida wind farm, which is expected to be operational by November 2012, and at that time supplying electricity equaling the annual consumption of 35,000 homes. 

The turbines in question are from GE (General Electric) with a capacity of 2.5 MW, and the transport includes two shipments of main components (nacelles, hubs) from Brake in Germany as well as two shipments of blades from Santos in Brazil. The shipments are destined for the port of Geraldton in Western Australia, from which the turbines will be transported by road the short distance to the wind farm in Mumbida. Blue Water Shipping is responsible for the transport by sea as well as the loading and unloading in all seaports. 

The first shipment has been completed, and Blue Water Shipping expects to have concluded its involvement in the project by this summer. The project involves Blue Water offices in Singapore, Denmark, Germany and Brazil. 

Facts on Blue Water Shipping 
Blue Water Shipping is a global transport and logistics company with expertise in General Cargo by road, sea and air, Reefer Logistics, Oil & Gas, Port Operations, Cruise Logistics and Wind Logistics. 

Globally, Blue Water Shipping has 950 employees in 53 offices in 25 countries. The Danish owned company was founded in 1972 by Kurt Skov, who remains Managing Director. In 2011, the company had a turnover of EUR470 m.


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