Grangemouth port’s turbine deal winds on

12/02/08,TSPL, Scotsman,News, Renewable energy, Wind farms, Wind Turbine, Wind power, Electricity.Power,. Sunset over Blacklaw WindFarm, near Forth.  Pic Ian Rutherford'Blacklaw
12/02/08,TSPL, Scotsman,News, Renewable energy, Wind farms, Wind Turbine, Wind power, Electricity.Power,. Sunset over Blacklaw WindFarm, near Forth. Pic Ian Rutherford'Blacklaw

Forth Ports’ partnership with wind turbine firm Collett and Sons has enjoyed a successful first year and will roll over into 2015.

The Grangemouth company began its two-year deal with Collett in autumn 2013 to oversee the shipping, project management and heavy transport of wind turbine components. Throughout the past year it has successfully handled over 300 such items from its purpose built depot at the town’s docks, which now boasts a 110 tonne gantry crane and heavy duty handling equipment.

Collett deliver components throughout Scotland, with the largest blade carried by the team measuring a total of 57 metres in length.

Forth Ports divisional director Stuart Wallace said: “We are delighted that, a year on, Collett’s hub at our port in Grangemouth is proving successful. We are enjoying working with the Collett’s team and look forward to this continued success.”

Collett and Sons managing director David Collett said: “We are very pleased with the progress made so far with the advent of this new facility.”