In line with accelerating global demand for clean energy, the Trans Global Projects Group (TGP), an international project logistics management company headquartered in Kent, UK, has been awarded a contract for the transport of approximately 320,000 freight tons of wind turbine components. These components will be used for two wind farm projects in Vietnam. TGP secured the contract from a large EPC contractor in China.
Over the nearly year-long contract, TGP is scheduled to deliver 10 batches of wind turbine equipment from China to Vietnam via ocean vessel. The ongoing contract sees TGP loading, shipping, providing customs clearance and discharging 57 sets of 3 MW offshore wind turbines. Each set includes towers and blades as well as the hub, nacelle and generator. The blades measure over 76 metres, and as a result, require careful loading, stowage and offloading.
Work on the contract has already begun, and since September, TGP has delivered twelve sets of wind turbine equipment from three different locations across China to the port of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. A high level of precision, coordination and special equipment – managed by an expert team of logisticians – ensured the deliveries were a success.
“Shipment of a wind turbine’s oversized components – the blades, towers and nacelles – requires heavy lifting expertise and meticulous transport planning,” explains Colin Charnock, CEO, TGP. “Led by our team in China, this project highlights the trust we have built with key players in the renewables sector. We look forward to continuing to utilise our knowledge in the end-to-end handling of breakbulk cargo to meet the needs of a sector that’s expected to expand significantly in the coming years.”
Fanned on by the environmental, economic and political necessity of renewable yet reliable power sources, demand for wind turbines in Asia Pacific is growing rapidly. By 2030, this region is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind power market. In previous years, TGP has supported a number of wind energy projects across Asia, and moving into the future, the international project logistics provider plans to further hone its expertise in this area.
“At TGP, it is very important for our customers that our teams understand the intricacies of delivering wind turbines,” stated Charnock. “With our accumulated expertise, we are excited to be playing an increasingly growing role in meeting the need for safe and sustainable energy generation across the globe.”