FOX Brasil, Dako Deliver Wind Blades to Colombia

Forwarders Join Forces to Transport 74-Metre-Long Units for Enel’s Windpeshi Project

Sao Paulo-based forwarder FOX Brasil and Germany’s Dako Worldwide recently teamed up to deliver a set of 12 turbine blades for the Windpeshi wind project in Colombia’s northernmost La Guajira department.

The 74-metre-long blades were loaded at the Port of Pecem in Brazil’s northern Ceara department and shipped to the Port of Brisa in La Guajira. FOX was responsible for the loading, securing and sea freight at Pecem, while Dako was responsible for sea freight, discharging the components and delivering to the Windpeshi site.

Murilo Caldana, project director at FOX Brasil, told Breakbulk the two forwarders had been cooperating on different projects for the last ten years. 

“Both companies are quite expertise on their activities, so all went well and as planned,” said Caldana, who is also president of the international Heavy Lift Group.

The Windpeshi project is one of three Colombian wind farms being developed by Enel Green Power, a division of Italy’s Enel Group. The 205-megawatt project will comprise 41 turbines, manufactured by Germany’s Nordex Group.

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PHOTOS: loading at the Port of Pecem in Brazil’s northern Ceara department. CREDIT: FOX Brasil