Maersk Secures Contract with Vestas for Heavy Lift Project Logistics


Maersk, renowned for its integrated logistics services, extends its capabilities to out-of-gauge and special cargo shipments through its Maersk Project Logistics (MPL) business. This division showcases its expertise with a new project from the leading Danish renewable energy company, Vestas.

Vestas Partnership and Project Scope:

  • Vestas Contract:
    • Vestas has contracted Maersk to transport the extra heavy powertrains for its largest wind turbine, the V236.
    • The 15MW turbine’s powertrain weighs 260 tons and will be installed in the nacelle at Vestas’s factory in Lindø, Denmark.
  • Logistics Plan:
    • Maersk will manage the transport using specialized equipment from Lommel, Belgium, via Antwerp, to the port of Lindø.
    • The complete V236 nacelle, including the powertrain, weighs over 630 tons.

Extended Services and Future Plans:

  • Future Moves:
    • Maersk will also transport the V236 powertrains to a new Vestas factory in Poland.
    • The company is developing a full supply chain solution for inbound manufacturing cargo flows to both Denmark and Poland production sites.
  • Comprehensive Logistics:
    • Apart from heavy lift transports, Maersk manages Vestas’s containerized cargo, air freight, customs services, intermodal logistics, and warehousing.
    • This integrated logistics solution operates on a global scale.

Client Testimonials:

  • Damien Lhors, Group Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Transport at Vestas:
    • Praised Maersk as a capable and optimal partner serving various global logistics needs.
    • Highlighted the benefits of an integrated supply chain solution, including increased visibility, resilience, and ease in executing complex logistics operations.
  • Claus Svane Schmidt, Global Head of Maersk Project Logistics:
    • Expressed pride in being the preferred logistics partner for Vestas.
    • Emphasized the complexity and experience required for such transport projects and the honor of working with a leading renewable energy company.

Maersk’s Project Logistics Services:

  • Industry Coverage:
    • Maersk provides project logistics services across sectors such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, industrial manufacturing, government-contracted logistics, and aid and relief.
  • Service Offerings:
    • The MPL division offers a comprehensive range of planning, orchestration, and end-to-end specialized transportation services.
    • These services are tailored to manage project-related cargo flows according to the unique sequence, schedule, and conditions of each project.

A.P. Moller-Maersk is an integrated logistics company dedicated to connecting and simplifying customers’ supply chains. Operating in more than 130 countries and employing around 100,000 people, Maersk is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040 through new technologies, vessels, and green fuels.

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Source: Maersk