Laso moves turbines to Portuguese wind farm

Portuguese transport company Laso has transported large components including tubes, blades and a nacelle to the Serra do Sicó wind farm in Portugal.

Laso used its Bladelifter equipment for the project, as well as axle lines. (Photo: Laso)

The operation, which took place between April and May 2024, involved several qualified professionals and was supported by advanced equipment and police escorts to ensure the safety and efficiency of the process.

Four tubes, three blades, a nacelle, a hub and a drive train were moved from different locations to the wind farm as part of its latest expansion.

Planning for the transport work began in July 2023.

Despite a tricky route from the transshipment to the unloading site, and the large dimensions of the components, the delivery was successful.

“Participating in the energy transition is a commitment that we assume with great responsibility and enthusiasm,” said a spokesperson for Laso. “This project, in particular, required a joint effort from several teams and the use of advanced technology to ensure that the components arrived safely at their final destination. Cooperation between the different departments was crucial to the success of the entire operation.”

The spokesperson added, “the equipment used was chosen according to the dimensions and weights of the components being mobilized. The Bladelifter played a decisive role in allowing the wind blades to be raised up to a 60º inclination, facilitating movement on winding roads and populated areas.”


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