Power for Pitea

By Laura Hatton23 October 2013

The transformer is loaded onto a barge ready for the first part of its journey

The transformer is loaded onto a barge ready for the first part of its journey

Specialized transport company Wagenborg Nedlift transported a 295 tonne transformer from Nijmegen, Netherlands to a wind farm in Pitea, Sweden.

Wagenborg Nedlift collected the transformer from a fabrication shop in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and transported it by barge to the port of Rotterdam. From there the oversized cargo was loaded onto MV Dagna, a vessel chartered by Wagenborg Shipping, and it was sailed to the Norrköping port in Sweden.

At Norrköping the cargo was loaded onto a barge with the help of a heavy duty port crane and moved along the Gulf of Bothnia to Sandholmen, south of Pitea city. On arrival in Sandholmen the cargo was loaded onto heavy transport using a roll-off operation. From here the transporter travelled for 30 km by road to the substation Rubäcken at the Markbygden Project wind farm, where it was then installed on its final foundation, a company spokesperson explained.

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