Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018

Big blades move through Townsville

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

A CONSIGNMENT of 36 wind-turbine blades bound for the Kennedy Energy Park in Hughenden are being imported through the Port of Townsville.

The 3500-tonne shipment of 70-metre-long blades originated in China and is part a $160m project that combines 12 wind turbines that are 200 meters tall, along with 55,000 solar panels and 4MW of lithium ion Tesla battery storage.

Port of Townsville general manager business development Claudia Brumme-Smith said the movement of the blades showcased the capability of the port in facilitating complicated cargo movements.

“Port of Townsville is the largest general cargo port in Northern Australia and the movement of the blades is a significant achievement to all involved,” she said.

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