Wind turbine blades self propelled modular transporters – Capacity 120 t
Posted on February 9, 2020
We are proud to announced that Morello has produced two wind turbine blades self propelled modular transporters, powered by batteries, for the transport of the world’s longest wind turbine blade: 107 meters in length! In order to handle a blade of this length it was necessary to design 2 modular transporters, each with a capacity of 60 tons, that could operate in synchronized fashion over 80 meters apart!
Our software engineers took on an extremely challenging job to make sure that the two wind turbine blades self propelled modular transporters could communicate and automatically correct their trajectories at such a great distance and with such a flexible load.
Especially when you consider, among other things, that the two transporters are able to perform, both individually and when paired, many different type of maneuvers: rotation around their own axis, lateral movements, diagonal movements, etc.
Being omnidirectional, they are able to move the wind turbine blade with extreme efficiency, even in relatively tight spaces.
Both wind turbine blades self propelled modular transporters have raisable loading beds. This feature is fundamental in making sure that the transport of the blade, which rests on special supports, can be performed in a completely autonomous fashion, that is to say, without cranes or gantries. Thanks to these transporters it is possible to move the blade inside the factory, around the yard or at the shipping dock.
These transporters are also equipped with hydraulic suspension that can work over irregular terrain without damaging the transported load.
An important feature of these wind turbine blades self propelled modular transporters is their battery power supply. A clean, non-polluting energy source was one of the main requirements of this customer, who, working in the area of renewable energy, paid particular attention to the environmental aspect.
The turbine on which this blade will be mounted is the most powerful wind turbine in the world, to date. It is a 12 MW offshore turbine that will be built in the middle of the ocean.
This 12 MW wind turbine will be able to generate 67 GWh of clean energy per year, equivalent to the average requirement of 16,000 European homes.
You can find more information on this amazing technological innovation here:
GE – The World’s Largest Wind Turbine Blade Is Longer Than A Football Field
LM WIND POWER – World’s longest wind turbine blade sees first daylight
Morello is the leader in the production of customized transporters for moving heavy materials the world over: United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.
The possibilities for customization are limitless! Here you can find some of our products: Battery powered transporters
N°2 OMNI-E-M DR
60 t + 60 t – 5,000 x 3,400 mm
Capacity: 60 t + 60 t (up to over 1,000 tons on request)
Traction motors: brushless AC
Steering motors: brushless AC
Size: 5,000 x 3,400 mm (other dimensions on request)
Speed: 20 m/min
Battery range: 4 km
Control: radio control
AGV: on request
On request: Ex conformance (Class 1 and 2, Division 1 and 2, Zone 1 and 2, dust and gas)