A significant current trend in worldwide energy generation is the massive growth in wind power. According to the Global Wind Energy Council’s latest market report*, more than 50 GW of wind power was installed during 2014 alone, taking the worldwide total installed capacity to 370 GW.
At the same time, wind turbines are getting larger and are now frequently 100m tall. This creates transportation challenges, as towers get taller, rotor blades longer and turbines heavier.
And this growth is taking place across the globe, with China the new world leader in installed capacity, Brazil the fourth biggest installer and the African market taking off.
Such a shipping task is complex and costly and there can clearly be very serious consequences if any problems occur.
Manufacturers therefore need partners with a genuinely global reach and resource, who can provide custom-built solutions to their specific shipping requirements.
Cordstrap – the world’s leading supplier of cargo securing solutions - is working with these manufacturers as they expand the growth of wind power, securing their large, irregular machinery as it is transported around the world. 50 years of experience working with manufacturers of heavy equipment ensures that Cordstrap have the specific products and applications to ensure these goods are shipped in a safe and timely manner.
Which means that wherever in the world the booming demand for wind-power requires a 100m, 150 ton turbine to be delivered, it can arrive safely thanks to Cordstrap expertise,and products.
*Global Wind Energy Council wind market report, April 2015