V.O. Chidambaranar Port handled a single export consignment of 24 windmill blades of length 77.50 metres, the longest of its kind handled through VOC Port.
The Vessel ‘M.V. PAC Alcor’, with Length overall (LOA) of 199.9 metres, was berthed at the Port on June 10, 2021 and the loading of the 77.50 metre long wind blades were carried out, using Ship’s Hydraulic cranes and Harbour Mobile Cranes of the Port.
The blades were transported by M/s. NTC Logistics India Private Ltd., using specialized wind blade and tower transportation flat bed trucks all the way from Sriperumbudur to Tuticorin. The blades were set sail to the Port of Aransas, USA.
“The Port handled 4462 Windmill blades & towers in FY’21
Both The Shipper, M/s. Nordex India Private Limited, the vessel agent, M/s. B.S.V Shipping Agencies, and the Stevedore, M/s. Century Star, appreciated VOC Port’s capability and efficiency in handling such over dimensional Cargo and assured their committed and continuous support for further shipments stated a release from VOC port.
It further informed that on June 9, the Port had handled 84 Windmill blades of length 74.9 metres in a single consignment. The Vestas Windmill blade manufacturer in India, M/s. TPA Industries, Chennai, shipped the above consignment through VOC Port, for which M/s. DSV Air & Sea Pvt Ltd., were the handling agents.
Overall, V.O. Chidambaranar Port is witnessing a surge in wind power components hitting its docks by handling 423 Windmill blades & frames during this financial year mid-June. During the last financial year, the Port had handled 4462 Windmill blades & towers. VOC Port Chairman Mr. T.K. Ramachandran, IAS congratulated the Port officials, Agents, Transporters and exporters for their continued patronage in making VOC Port, the preferred Gateway for Export of Windmill blades and Towers’.