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 Tuticorin Port handles 72 m long wind blade; longest made in India

May 28, 2020: VO Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, on May 26 handled wind blade of length 72.40 metres, the longest of its kind made in India. 

The shipper of the wind blade is Nordex India, Thiruvallur, and the cargo is consigned by Nordex Energy GMBH, Germany, to Port of Antwerp, Belgium.
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The shipper of the wind blade is Nordex India, Thiruvallur, and the cargo is consigned by Nordex Energy GMBH, Germany, to Port of Antwerp, Belgium.

May 28, 2020: VO Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, on May 26 handled wind blade of length 72.40 metres, the longest of its kind made in India.

The German flagged heavy lift vessel ‘M.V Maria’ with LOA of 151.67 metres & draft of 8.50 metres was berthed at VOC-II berth on May 26 for loading the wind blade.

The loading of the wind blade of length 72.40 metres was executed diligently using three ship’s hydraulic cranes. The shipper of the wind blade is Nordex India, Thiruvallur, and the cargo is consigned by Nordex Energy GMBH, Germany, to Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The stevedore and ship agents for the vessel is Aspinwall, Tuticorin. The wind blade was transited by Namakkal Transport Carriers Logistics using specialized wind blade transportation truck from Mappedu near Chennai to Tuticorin.

T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, said “The port has all infrastructure in place to handle windmill blades and towers. He also stated that Port’s ‘Tuticorin SPEEDZ’ (Smart Port Employment & Economic Development Zone), a Sagarmala initiative for providing an integrated industrial park possesses around 1000 acres of land. The manufacturing companies starting industries at ‘Tuticorin SPEEDZ’ can benefit from mature industrial climate and culture, lower transportation cost for manufactured products and global reach provided through VOC Port.


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