Peruvian company Oretrans has deployed the first BladeMax1000 to hit the market on the national wind project San Juan de Marcona.
The BladeMax1000 is a high-tech device created by Italian manufacturers Cometto that is designed to facilitate easier transport of wind blades for large wind farms. Deploying the new machine for the Peruvian wind farm that will consist of 23 wind turbines producing 5.7mW, the BladeMax1000 came in clutch for Oretrans.
Required to lift the 83m long N162 blades for the wind farm, the device works by being assembled on 12 modular axle lines and is towed by an 8×4 truck. The BladeMax1000 holds a lifting capacity of 1000 metric tonnes, which enables the largest of wind turbine blades to be shifted across an array of distances and environments. The device holds the capacity to lift the turbine blades up to a maximum of 60 degrees, which allows the navigation of narrow, winding roads on steep inclines.
The San Juan de Marcona Wind Farm in Peru began construction in April 2022 and is expected to produce enough energy to power 478,000 Peruvian homes.
Cometto’s BladeMax1000 blade lifter is the largest of its kind on the market and was revealed to the world at Bauma 2022 at Faymonville Group’s booth.
Oretrans is a Peruvian trucking and transportation company that has been servicing the national market since 1964.
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