Wind & energy

Wind and energy projects include many special transport tasks when it comes to installing and maintaining the facilities.

Energy sources these days are diverse in their nature. In the renewable segment, wind power has been used since ancient time to make energy available from the environment for technical purposes. In the past, windmills were used to drive machines and equipment. Today, generating electrical energy using wind turbines is a widespread form of technology.

Wind turbines are made up of tower segments, generators, hybrid towers and rotor blades. When it comes to erecting the facilities, a distinction is made between onshore wind power stations on land and offshore wind power stations at sea. Special forms of transport take care of supplying the respective operation sites.

Wind turbine blades and power station components

Using extendable low loaders, versatile low bed variants, as well as heavy-duty modules and flatbed trailers from Faymonville creates the conditions for working competitively and efficiently among the constant change of the wind sector.

Tower segment, transformers, generators and hybrid towers are all transported with semi low loaders. Particularly long loads, such as wind turbine blades, can be ideally transported using flatbed semi-trailers. The rigid or offset gooseneck on the TeleMAX manufactured by Faymonville guarantees ultimate bending stiffness here. Hydraulic pendle axles ensure the biggest possible steering angle and a maximum stroke. Such flatbed semi-trailers are ideally equipped for demanding terrain conditions and route profiles.

Height-optimised to the wind farm

Low bed semi-trailers with maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability are the key to transporting high cargo. The VarioMAX, VarioMAX Plus and MegaMAX product types are particularly suited for special transport and are able to score highly with length-optimised loading platforms and a removable gooseneck. The versatile low bed options generate maximum flexibility. These include the hydraulically widenable vesseldeck and flat outer beams, which come in single and double telescopic versions.

Any transport requirement can be managed with flexible, modular vehicles. The CombiMAX and ModulMAX series are distinguished by the four basic functions of the gooseneck. These are: rigid gooseneck, liftable and lowerable gooseneck, hydraulically compensating gooseneck and removable gooseneck. In the modular CombiMAX range meanwhile it is possible, thanks to the add-on beam, to extend the vehicle into a telescopic modular vehicle.

When it comes to equipping transformer stations and power plants too, special transport using modular vehicles are part of everyday operations. Generators and transformers make up compact and very heavy loads here. Necessary generators turn kinetic energy into electric energy. Transformers turn an AC input voltage, which is applied to one of the coils, into an AC output voltage, which can be picked up on the other coil.