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Fair wind for Scots port

[ September 29, 2021   //   ]

Forth Ports Leith has handled eight onshore wind turbines as part of the 16MW Howpark Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders.

In collaboration with heavy lift specialists Collett Transport, the turbines arrived aboard the 108 metre EEMS Dublin into the Edinburgh port from Esbjerg in Denmark.

The port’s multi crane lifting equipment lifted the 64 turbine parts including blades and tower sections off the vessel and transported by Collett’s specialist vehicles to the port’s renewables storage yard.

In May, Leith announced proposals for a renewable energy hub on a 175 acre site at. The £40m private investment will see the creation of a bespoke, riverside marine berth capable of accommodating the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels.

Wind Turbine Discharge at Forth Ports Leith Pic Peter Devlin