Van der Vlist Invests in New Equipment for Wind Turbine Road Transport
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Van der Vlist has recently invested in new equipment and increased its fleet for the transportation of these large structures.
For wind turbine blades, Van der Vlist has purchased several Nooteboom trailers, which are able to extend in order to cope with blades that are up to 69m long on public roads. These trailers also have clamp attachments to fully secure blades in place for transportation, which are adaptable to suit all of the main turbine manufacturers.
Furthermore, the company has purchased some new clamp trailers, designed to move the tower sections of wind turbines, the combinations of modular trailers have clamps on either side to secure the section in place, at a height suitable for transport. The trailer can take a section at up to 95 tonnes each.
With these new trailers added into the fleet, Van der Vlist can comfortably transport all sections of the newer generation of larger wind turbines being built across Europe, as well as offshore.