The “BBC Citrine”, a 153.47m long and 14350 dwt vessel, came from Turkey and arrived at the port of Waterford on 21st of February with a cargo of wind turbine blades destined for the Cushaling Wind Farm, Co. Offaly.

These 80m long wind turbine blades are the longest ever imported to Ireland, and possibly the longest in UK as well, the port of Waterford states.

The port of Waterford was chosen as it is the only port in Ireland capable of handling these long components and the port expects to receive a second ship later this week, with tower sections for the same project. 

Kudos to all involved in this aspect of the project, port staff including marine, tug and mooring operatives, pilots, and agents, stevedoring cargo handlers South East Port Services & transport operators.

The project is managed by renewable energy generator Statkraft, which is working with manufacturer Vestas, project cargo specialists Celtic Shipping Agencies Ltd and Collett & Sons Ltd transport, to provide the Irish national electrical grid with clean renewable energy.