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Alt. sea power

Postby jules » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:47 pm

I saw this ship loading while on holiday recently. The ship's about 130 metres long and the cargo is wind turbines. You can see 6 of the twelve on deck and there's about the same number below. The immense size of these blades is on display when you think that they're each about 50m long and take up a huge amount of storage space. Clearly moving them around is quite a logistical challenge!

The ship is a "rotor ship" and the 4 towers on the corners evidently use the Magnus effect for propulsion. There's also 9 marine diesels with exhaust gas boilers driving a steam turbine connected to the rotors. There's quite a lot of extra information available online of course.

All very Eco ...
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Re: Alt. sea power

Postby davidg » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:07 am

Where was that pic taken?

Link to more details http://www.wikiwand.com/en/E-Ship_1 8-)
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Re: Alt. sea power

Postby jules » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:20 am

Viana do Castelo, Portugal ... great place to visit!
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Re: Alt. sea power

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:47 am

There was an item on ABC TV news a few weeks ago about a ship load of turbine blades arriving in Oz, and then heading off to the wind farm, one blade per huge truck. They were heading for White Rock, Glen Innes, wind farm. Different ship, pic here: http://www.whiterockwindfarm.com/
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