• 10 September 2018
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On the 10th of September 2018 in Saint-Petersburg HEAVY WIND 2018 conference, dedicated to wind generators’ components logistics, took place.

Wind energy is a very young industry just getting on her feet and it was interesting to know what she breathes, to learn about successful experience, successful projects and plans.

The General sponsor of the conference was a Dutch company Nooteboom, one of the leading European manufacture of heavy equipment with extensive experience in the construction of special vehicles for wind energetics. Gommers Olesyathe company representativemade a report.

First speaker was Bryzgunov Igor, the RAWI chairman, who in laconic and informative form highlighted the general situation in wind energetics. The speaker started with the legislative framework applied on the 23rd of May 2013 when the Government chairman signed package of measures to promote the use of renewable energy sources in the wholesale electricity and capacity market. Competitions began to be hold but they were not successful until the Government chairman signed a decree on amendments to legislative acts of the Russian Federation to promote the use of renewable energy sources in the wholesale electricity and capacity market until 2024 inclusive. This adjustment allowed large energy companies to join the competitions and it became more active.

The speaker noted the importance of such a requirement as the wind generator components localization level. In 2016 it was required 25% of localization, in 2017 – 40%, in 2018 – 55%, in 2019 and beyond – 65%. Its high but not limit localization levelFor this requirements realization the hard work is being doneOn the 18th of May in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, on the Leibherr production site the plant for Vestas company wind generators gondolas assembly was opened. Recently in Ulyanovsk was the official launch of the blades production with a length of 52-55 m. In September this year an agreement was signed between Siemens and Siemens-Gamesa on the production of gondolas in Saint-Petersburg.

Speaker noted that possibly the localization level will change to increase side as the market participants discuss the extension of support with Ministry of Industry and Trade and it is an opinion that it is better to raise the level of localization, then the Russian Government will have a more compelling reason to further support the industry.

Next speakers told about the wind generators components logistics problems. Almost all components – of tower sections, gondolas and blades are oversized and towers and gondolas are also heavy. The blades, in addition, must be carefully protected from damage up to scratches. These requirements give a special specificity to the transportation of components, whether it is road transport, which was represented at the conference by Gommers Olesya, or rail, or water. For all kinds of transport this transportation is new and not yet mastered.

So, Volkov Pavel, RWTO commercial director, reporting on rail transportations noted the importance of the of advance study of transportation and accuracy up to a millimeter of cargo drawings, including packaging, as, first, the tariff is largely dependent on the size, and secondly, long cargo goes beyond the size at the turn which is reflected not only on the tariff, but also on the safety of transportation and the very possibility of passing the cargo along the route.

Grinevich Konstantin, Glogos Project director, made interesting report about the water transportation. First of all he noted that most projects are concentrated on coastal areas in the South-West and South-East of the country but often the sites where wind farms are built have no necessary infrastructure and located in remote places and the cargoes are large and heavy and the closer the point of delivery to water, the cheaper the project as a whole will be.

When transported by river transport the maximum overall height is 14.5 m from the water to the top point of the cargo. It is also worth remembering the weather restrictions – most ports are freezing. River navigation lasts from April to November, but the weather can make its limitations. In addition, the operation of waterworks (locks) increases the cost of the project.

What else strongly affects the cost of the project, so it is the cargo delivery queue, depending on how you want to build up the wind field-in parallel all the wind turbines or sequentially one by one.

As for the Russian river fleet, all the vessels are 30-35 years old and there is a risk that insurance companies will not work with your vessel. As for the vessels themselves, the choice is limited for the transport of specific cargoes such as wind generators components. River-sea vessels are often used as they have holds 15-19m long, but they cannot carry several sets in one way. In river-sea vessels the hold covers are often not flat but “house-like” and are not able to withstand a concentrated load. Thus, it is necessary to distribute the load with the help of specially prepared equipment. It’s about the vessels with a maximum length of the deck and hold covers, but they also have the risk of increasing the cost in case of leveling the deck under a long load, which can add 20-40 thousand dollars to the transportation cost. For a variety of reasons, a barge often costs twice as much as a river-sea vessel.

Seaports is a big topic as while wind generators components come from abroad, form China, Spain, by ocean vessels and for wind farms in the southern regions, the black seaports are relevant. Grinevich Konstantin noted that many aim at Novorossiysk. There it is possible to organize transshipment from ocean to river vessel. This port is suitable if it is possible to organize a vast area where to lay out the cargo. Novorossiysk often refuses to handle oversized cargo since the priority activity of the port is to serve a large flow of export cargo, which occupy all the storage and berthing areas. Novorossiysk is a port with an open water area, and strong waves often interfere with transshipment. Grinevich Konstantin added that the Port of Constanta suits in terms of professionalism and it is a convenient to work with it most of all. The speaker did not recommend such ports as Varna, Giurgiulesti, Burgas in case of the insufficient level of qualification of port employees which is critically important in the transportation of wind generators. All the initial savings can be lost due to poor-quality fastening of the cargo.

As for river ports, only Volgograd, Nizhnekamsk and Dzerzhinsk have the lifting equipment necessary for such cargoes as wind generators. For unprepared ports crawler or mobile cranes will have to be rented for a long period of time which will affect the project budget.

Th speaker also told about the wind generators transportation from Shanghai to Ulyanovsk wind farm – 1 “Fortum”. Fourteen sets were carried by ocean-going vessel to Constanta, where they were transferred to six river-sea vessels and three barges in two stages: 1st stage with weight of 2015t and volume of 10750m3, 2nd stage with weight of 4657t and volume of 43600m3. During the transshipment there was a problem with the tower sections moving to send the cargo to Ulyanovsk in a certain order. These costs could have been avoided if the delivery queue had been determined at the beginning of the project. Delivery queue is the circumstance that affects the budget of the project which the speaker noted in the beginning of his speech.

More detailed information about the conference program is available by request – info@heavy.world


10 september 2018
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration to the conference
10.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.
Session I
  • Russian Association of Wind Power Industry
  • Wind Power – New Super-Heavy Transport Market. Current Status
  • Igor Bryzgunov, Chair
  • Nooteboom
  • Requirements to Trailer Machinery for Haulage of Wind Power Plants Elements
  • Olesya Gommers, Commercial Manager
  • Center of Railway Technologies Negabarit
  • Feasibility of Wind Generator Blades Transportation by Rail
  • Aleksandr Komissarov, General Director
  • CF&S Lithuania
  • Wind mills handling in Baltic ports and further transit to CIS countries
  • Andrej Katrecko, Managing director
  • Glogos Project
  • Specifics of Sea and River Shipment of Equipment for Wind Farms in the RF
  • Konstantin Grinevich, Director
12.30 a.m. – 14.00 a.m.
Coffee break
14.00 a.m. – 15.00 a.m.
Session II
  • Barrus. Project Logistics
  • Delivery of WPP Elements to Tiksi Settlement (Yakutia): Case Study
  • Degilevich Dzhamilya, Commercial Director Renewable Energy Russia & CIS
  • Sarens Russia
  • Sarens Expertise in Wind Mills Installation in CIS Countries and Worldwide. Local Peculiarities and Concepts of Crane Equipment Application
  • Andrei Popov, General Director
15.00 a.m. – 15.30 a.m.
Coffee break
15.30 a.m. – 17.00 a.m.
Session III
  • Baltica-Trans Group
  • Optimization of Customs Payments when Importing Component Equipment for WPP
  • Bushuev Vadim, Director of Analytics
  • Silvasti Group
  • Delivering Demanding Wind Power Projects
  • Jakob Antonsen, Director of Sales, Wind Power Division
  • Universal Transport Michels GmbH & Co. KG
  • Arranging wind generators logistics in Europe
  • Holger Dechant, CEO
5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


Cargo Owners

  • Activity
  • Badelin Alexandr, CEO
  • Gazprom Neft Procurement
  • Pirogov Evgenyi
  • Novawind
  • Artyushenko Lev, Head of Department, Logistics and Customs Clearance Group
  • Power Machines
  • Oleg Minka, Head of Shipping Department, Logistics Directorate
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG
  • Puscasiu Cristian, Project Commodity Manager NEME – Transportation, Crane, Installation
  • Vestas Northern & Central Europe
  • Taras Kachmarchuk, Senior Manager
  • Vestas Russia
  • Samsonova Natalia, Transport Specialist

Public Authorities and Public Associations

  • Russian Wind Industry Association
  • Bryzgunov Igor, Chairman

Freight Forwarding Companies

  • Ahlers
  • Vitaly Vorobyov, Project Manager
  • Asstra Forwarding AG
  • Oleg Grebenko, Deputy COO for Specialized Transport
  • AutoSpecTyazh Plus
  • Govorov Dmitry, General Director
  • Tretiakov Maxim, Marketing Director
  • Matrosov Pavel, Head of Project Transportation Division
  • AW Logistics GmbH (Germany)
  • Weimer Arthur, General Director
  • BaltServiceTrans
  • Mikhailova Milana, Director
  • Barrus. Project Logistics
  • Degilevich Dzhamilya, Commercial Director Renewable Energy Russia & CIS
  • Smolyaninov Valery, Head of the implementation projects department
  • Ageev Ivan, Head of the project forwarding department for the oversized heavy cargo transportation
  • Sorokin Kirill, Head of the lifting devices department
  • BelAMRO (Belarus)
  • Yuri Matveyuk, Deputy General Director
  • CF&S Estonia
  • Polyakov Ilya, Manager
  • CF&S Lithuania (Lithuania)
  • Katrecko Andrej, Managing director
  • CFS Russia
  • Bazhenov Sergey, Manager Operations with Own Rolling Stock
  • CM
  • Denisov Dmitry, Director
  • Shmoilov Alexandr, Logistic Director
  • Chandler Group (Moscow)
  • Tsygankov Dmitry, Head of Project Department, Central Asia
  • Construction Company №1
  • Demchenko Alexander, Sales Director
  • Matveev Eugene, Head of Department
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • Bochkova Natalya, General Director
  • Ryleva Tatiana, Head of Industrial Projects Department
  • Fedoseev Anton, Business Development Manager
  • DSV Air & Sea (Denmark)
  • Jørgensen Ronni Holm, Senior Business Development Manager, Wind Vertical
  • Andreasen Kim, Projects Renewable Energy
  • DSV Transport AS (Estonia)
  • Zimin Dmitri, Regional Development Director Russia, CIS & Central Asia
  • EurAsiaTransit (Kazakhstan)
  • Olzhas Abibulla, Project Manager
  • Saduakas Ayan, Project Coordinator
  • Europa Tral
  • Vladimir Lyagusha, General Director
  • FESCO Projects
  • Verenich Victor, Chief Specialist
  • Sadchikova Svetlana, Head of Project Transportation Department
  • Gazpromtrans
  • Pozdeev Vladimir, Head of Department
  • Yakimova Lidia, Deputy Head of Department
  • Group of Companies MDS
  • Bryantsev Roman, Head of St. Petersburg Representative Office
  • ICT Logistics A/S (Latvia)
  • Narolska Regina, Riga Branch Manager
  • Independent Energy Company
  • Sinkov Alexandr, Senior Specialist
  • InSpetsCom
  • Viktor Petrushchenko, General Director
  • Selivanov Vitaly, Head of Department
  • Infotech Baltika
  • Irina Deryabina, Deputy Director – Project Coordinator
  • Bogdan Panov, Head of Oversized Cargo Department
  • Yadviga Panina, Key account manager
  • Logoprom
  • Sergei Solokha, Commercial Director
  • Mikhail Kirsanov, Director Development
  • Keen-Mark-Logistic
  • Shafarostov Alexey, General Director
  • Keen-Mark
  • Kovalenko Denis, Head of Sales Department
  • Merkulov Igor, Vice President Project / Oil & Gas / Marine Logistics / Customs services
  • Zharov Pavel, Director Project Operations
  • Mammoet Rus
  • Aleksandr Gotalsky, Commercial Manager Russia
  • MBM-Trans
  • Mochalyuk Yuri, General Director
  • Mochalyuk Pavel, Deputy General Director
  • M-Group
  • Egiazaryan Sergey, General Director
  • Eranosyan Any, Chief Executive
  • MK-Logistics
  • Krasikov Petr, Chief Executive
  • Serebrova Alexandra, Deputy Director
  • Nawinia Rus
  • Yuldashev Rustam, General Director
  • Urvan Oleg, Head of Project Division
  • Negabaritika
  • Dmitry Palienko, General Director
  • Vyacheslav Borodin, Deputy General Director
  • Novaport Agency
  • Beresnev Andrey, General Director
  • ORIENT Logistic (Uzbekistan)
  • Farkhod Yunusaliev, Project Director
  • Rail Technology Center Negabarit
  • Komissarov Alexandr, General Director
  • RD-Logistic
  • Oleg Trubin, Chief Technical Officer
  • Rezonans (Belarus)
  • Yurchenko Andrey, Commercial Director
  • Fremiy Alina, International Cargo Logistics Specialist
  • RTL
  • Saraev Denis, Deputy Operation Director
  • Smirnov Alexey, General Director
  • Smirnov Dmitry, Deputy General Director
  • Sarens Russia
  • Popov Andrey, General Director
  • Sarens Polska
  • Mariusz Sudol, Manager Wind Division & Country Manager Poland
  • Silach-TransBaltic
  • Gefel Denis, General Director
  • Silvasti Oy (Finland)
  • Silvasti Ville, Managing Director
  • Vuorinen Hannu, Vice President, Heavy Segment
  • Antonsen Jakob, Sales Manager
  • Liimatainen Jani, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Itkin Mikhail, Head of Transport Department, Russia
  • Sovfrakht
  • Okorokov Ivan, Director of maritime transport department
  • STTtrans-NN
  • Dmitry Elizarov, General Director
  • Special Transport and Engineering
  • Bazarsky Yuri, Head of the department Heavy Duty Transport
  • STA Logistic
  • Suzanna Zhurik-Chashchina, Business Development Director
  • Stone-Logistics
  • Bezmenova Daria, Head of Sales Department
  • Smekalov Kirill, Key Clients Manager
  • STS Logistics Projects
  • Dorokhov Vladimir, Regional Development Director
  • Denis Komarov, Deputy General Director
  • SOP&G
  • Aleksandr Voronin, Project Engineer
  • Aleksei Tkachenko, Head of Contract Department
  • TEK NevaSpecTyazh
  • Chumak Alexandr, General Director
  • Sergeev Anatoly, Deputy General Director
  • Stepanenko Dmitry, Transportation Manager
  • TIS Group
  • Ivanov Alexandr, General Director
  • Grechukhina Ekaterina
  • Filatov Andrey
  • Grigoryan Gregory Serjiky, Founder
  • Popov Yuri, General Director
  • Tikhonov Maxim, Commercial Director
  • Trans-Group Spb
  • Shanin Alexandr, Director
  • Bugaychuk Natalia, Head of Sales Department
  • Universal Transport Michels GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Holger Dechant, CEO
  • Universal Forwarder
  • Chernykh Alexey, Director, Saint Petersburg Branch
  • Volgo-Baltic Logistic
  • Zubakov Vitaly, Deputy General Director

Shipping Companies and Freight Brokers

  • «Ark» Shipping Company
  • Sochin Nikolay, General Director
  • BBC Chartering GmbH
  • Timofeev Sergey, Head of St. Petersburg Representative Office
  • Briese Shipping BV (Netherlands)
  • Jan de Looff , Managing director
  • Briese Chartering GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Lazareva Ilona, General Manager
  • Neiland Pavel Chartering Manager
  • Glogos Project
  • Grinevich Konstantin, Director
  • Intermarine L.L.C.
  • Plotnikov Kirill, Project Manager
  • Ingria Shipping
  • Ilya Verkhovetsky, Chartering dept.
  • Neptumar
  • Marasin Dmitry, Head of Project Transportation Department
  • North West Shipping Company
  • Aleshkin Igor, Deputy Commercial Director
  • Pola Rise Ltd
  • Suvorov Alexander, Logistics manager Heavy and Oversized cargo
  • River-Sea Management Company
  • Anna Konysheva, Manager
  • Aleksei Parfenov, Deputy General Director on Development
  • Spliethoff Russia
  • Radkevich Julia, Commercial Representative
  • Silverknot Shipping Ltd. (Ukraine)
  • Kondratev Yuri, chartering brokers
  • Zamyatin Alexander, chartering brokers

Ports and Terminals

  • Port Bronka
  • Larin Sergey, Marketing and Sales Senior Specialist
  • Saint Peter’s Terminal
  • Lobodinskiy Stanislav, Lead Specialist
  • Tolyatti Terminal
  • Suslov Alexandr, General Director
  • Ust-Luga Port Transport Company
  • Mechev Denis, Commercial Director

Crane and Rigging Works

  • Beck & Pollitzer SPb
  • Sary Vitaly, Deputy General Director
  • Krysanov Egor, Head of Sales and Marketing Department
  • Rental Units
  • Evdokimov Artem, Leading Specialist

Equipment Manufacturers

  • Crystal North West
  • Tkachev Mikhail, General Director
  • Tolmachev Artem, Sales Manager
  • Nooteboom Trailers B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Olesya Gommers, Export Sales
  • Harm van de Logt, Sales manager
  • Severstal Lifting Technologies
  • Metelkov Sergey, Senior Sales Specialist

Insurance and Broker Companies

  • Insurance Broker «Pandi Trans»
  • Sharova Oxana, Deputy General Director

Design Institutes

  • Morstroytechnology
  • Aleksandr Goloviznin, Director Analytics and Logistics

Mass Media and Exhibition Activities

  • Elektrifikatsiya
  • Olga Kulagina, Head of Development Department
  • Osnovnye Sredstva Magazine
  • Leonid Malyutin, Reporter


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