In June, the Kamilla general cargo vessel, owned by MT Group (a member of the RAWI), SeaEnergy brand, safely delivered a shipment of large-scale components for wind turbines, 12 blades, three nacelles and three hubs from Poland to Kazakhstan in a single voyage. The entire Germany-Poland-Kazakhstan route took only 25 days.
The Camilla is not only able to carry such oversized cargo freely because of its high lifting capacity and dimensions; it is equipped with a superstructure on the bow and its design allows the hold to be used with its hatches opened.
The Kamilla was floated out in Turkey just over a year ago. It was the first innovative multipurpose vessel of the U-Type project (Volga-Don-Max class designed for seafaring and river-sea navigation with deadweight of 9,300 tonnes).
The Kamilla will now carry components for wind turbines in tandem with her ‘colleague’. SeaEnergy has launched its second U-Type vessel, the dry cargo vessel Ella is currently on a Belgium-Germany-Kazakhstan voyage with a cargo mix that also includes (used) blades for wind turbines.
The MT Group plans to put further 10 U-Type dry cargo vessels in service by 2024, which offer competitive advantages in terms of energy efficiency, load capacity and tonnage.
The Russian Association of the Wind Power Industry actively promotes the business development of its members and the establishment of contacts between market participants. Thanks to the synergistic presence of participants from all market sectors, RAWI members directly establish mutually beneficial contacts and receive orders for their goods and services.
Companies capable of developing the Russian wind energy market are welcome to join the professional community.