BigLift Shipping is more and more engaged in developments in the renewables market. Where wind turbines used to be relatively small, new generation turbine parts, particularly monopiles, are now so heavy and large that a state-of-the art heavy lift vessel is needed for their transportation. The new generation wind turbines keeps increasing in size and weight and brings with it a growing need for heavy lift vessels to transport the, also, growing turbine-pieces. BigLift’s Happy S-types and MC-Class Heavy Transport vessels are eminently suitable for such cargoes.
We regularly transport monopiles, transition pieces and jackets. Our vessels can easily handle multiple MP/TPs in a single shipment. We also transport offshore substations. Our vessels have seamlessly performed shipments for the giant Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) - where the transition pieces weighed over 300 mt each and were 29 metres high - and for the Yunlin Project in Taiwan.
In a very special pioneering project we were also involved in the Hywind Pilot park, which is the world’s first floating wind farm. BigLift was responsible for the transport of the upper sections of the five enormous wind turbines from Bilbao in Spain to Stord in Norway.