Swansea is the port of choice for Brechfa Forest wind turbine components

August 30, 2017

Left: Wind turbine components being handled at the port of Swansea

ABP Swansea is building upon its reputation as an expert in handling wind turbine components by handling parts for the Brechfa Forest Wind Farm project.

Components for the project have already started arriving by sea to the port of Swansea. It was selected as the port of choice for these imports due to its location, facilities, and experience in efficiently handling this type of project cargo.

The 28 turbine project is being developed by Innogy and is located in Carmarthenshire. It is due to be completed in 2018. Once fully operational, the wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of over 38,000 UK households every year.

Ralph Windeatt, Port Manager for ABP Swansea, said: “The port of Swansea has excellent facilities to offer the renewables sector and a successful track record in handling wind turbine components. We are pleased to be playing a key role in yet another energy project that will have a positive impact on the local area.”

ABP Swansea has extensive experience in the handling of project cargo and can accommodate vessels of up to 30,000 dwt.

Between 2015 and 2016, the port of Swansea handled over 650 components for the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project that is located between Aberdare and Neath in the South Wales Valleys. The 76 turbine project is the largest onshore wind farm in Wales