TIBA handles huge nacelle – return stage

Last October 2016 TIBA managed the shipment of a prototype wind turbine nacelle from the manufacturer’s premises in Japan to a specialized laboratory in Sangüesa (Navarra), Spain.

The wind turbine remained in the National Renewable Energy Center (CENER) of Sangüesa for several months, completing a series of tests.

Now it has to be returned back to Japan.  TIBA is coordinating this traffic again.

To move this nacelle, that alone has a weight in excess of 215 tones, a convoy of over 100 meters long, consisting in a 28 axel (14 +14) Goldhofer “Faktor 5” High Girder Bridge and 4 tractor trucks are required (each capable of moving 250 tons).

During the journey overland, the convoy had to overcome obstacles of all kinds including roundabouts, tunnels, street furniture, severe road curves as well as steep roads. Only night transport was allowed and 20 road police officers were need for traffic control. The 160 km trip took “6 days”.

TIBA worked with Transbiaga and the latter’s equipment and engineers to complete the overland transportation.

Special transport. What makes it special?

This transport has dimensions that make it exceptional: 94,81 meters Length (approximately an average soccer field), 6,54 meters Width, 5,32 meters Height and 514,4 tons Weight.

What makes it especially is that the nacelle, has to be transported in one piece.

The Height from road to nacelle is about 15 cm.

Motorway sections had to be closed to traffic.

See also: Tiba Spain