Port of Leith uses multi crane lifting equipment to unload onshore wind turbines

04.10.2021


Scotland’s Port of Leith has welcomed the arrival of eight onshore wind turbines using the port’s multi crane lifting equipment. 

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

The 64 turbine parts, including blades and tower sections, were taken off the vessel with the port’s own multi crane lifting equipment and experienced quayside team and transported to the port’s onsite, bespoke renewables storage yard. 

Kenny Williamson, deputy port manager said: “Working with heavy lift specialists Collett Transport ensures that we are able to move the large parts safety from the quayside to our new renewables lay down area. It is an exciting time for the port as we focus our attention on creating our Renewables Hub for offshore projects too.” 

Commenting on the project, Jack Collett, renewables director from Collett Transport added: “By operating out of Leith, it provides us with excellent port facilities and an ideal transport link from the port to the A1 motorway network. Our friends at the port have been most welcoming and we look forward to working together more closely in the future.”