Geraldton Port took delivery of five dismantled wind generators today, bound for a wind farm at Agnew near Leinster in the northern Goldfields.
A Mid West Port Authority spokeswoman said the 15 blades, each 66 metres long, would be transported individually and take between two and five days to unload.
She said the “break bulk cargo” method was a system of transporting cargo in separate pieces rather than as a whole.
“This is a Geraldton first and a result of ongoing diversification efforts by MWPA to build sustainability and resilience in the region,” she said.
“If the operation is successful, it will open the door for MWPA to receive further break bulk shipments destined for proposed wind farms in our region.”
The cargo is expected to leave Geraldton Port early in the morning to minimise traffic disruption, and take about two weeks to arrive on site.